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A Selection of Autograph Manuscripts, ALSs, Cartes de Visite and Cabinet Photographs

Dicksee, Sir Francis (Frank) Bernard, PRA (1802-1873, British painter), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written on the reverse of an 11.5 x 9cm printed invitational card to visit his studio & view his pictures to be sent to the Royal Academy.  Two sides, approx. 35 words, signed "Frank Dicksee."  Very Good (lt. soiling).  (Inv. #1249)  C$100

Disraeli, Benjamin (Unknown photographer, n.d. [1881]), MEMORIAL CARD, 11 x 5.5cm w/mounted sepia vignette photo of the Prime Minister facing half-left (verso blank).  Good (sl. browned w/a couple of small spots).  (Inv. #719)  C$50





Farquharson, Joseph, RA (1846-1935, Scottish painter), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written on Migvie Lodge, Porchester Gardens W. stationery, dated April 23rd (n.y.), advising the recipient that he had "only got home from Italy last night or would have written sooner. I am very pleased you like my pictures."  One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 24 words, signed "Joseph Farquharson."  Near-Fine.  (Inv. #1250)  C$100

Fildes, Sir Samuel Luke, RA (1843-1927, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to a Sir Henry on Altyre, Forres, N.B. stationery, dated 1 Octr 1896.  Four sides, approx. 75 words, signed "Luke Fildes."  Very Good (age toning).  (Inv. #1251)  C$100

Frith, William Powell, RA (1819-1909, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Thomas Woolner RA on 7 Pembridge Villas, Bayswater W. black-bordered mourning stationery, dated Mar 29 76.  One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 55 words, signed "WP Frith," in original black-bordered envelope w/1 penny stamp.  Near-Fine (closed tear to envelope flap).  (Inv. #1252)  C$200

Goodall, Frederick, RA (1822-1904, British painter), THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, all written on Rosenstead, 62 Adenne Road, Regents Park stationery, listing several of his paintings, the 1st dated April 17th 1898, the 2nd dated Decr 16th 1901, & the 3rd undated & written on black-bordered mourning stationery.  A total of six sides w/4 blanks, approx. 450 words, all 3 signed "Fredk Goodall."  The first Very Good (lt. toning w/signs of prev. mounting), the 2nd Near-Fine, & the 3rd Very Good (pencil notes to final side).  (Inv. #1253)  C$300

Gregory, Edward John, RA (1850-1909, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Lyndon on Hogarth Club, 36 Dover Street embossed stationery, dated Decr 21st 88.  Two sides, approx. 146 words, signed "EJ Gregory."  Very Good (final blank age-toned w/ink spot).  (Inv. #1254)  C$100

Herdman, William Gawin (1805-1882, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to William Holden, Liverpool from 2 Whitelys Cottages, Southport (folded to form a stamped envelope), dated June 26 1843.  Two sides, approx. 126 words, signed "W G Herdman."  Good (some soiling, & filing hole upper left).  (Inv. #1255)  C$200

Ingelow, Jean (1820-97, British poet), AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED, "O Patient Hand," a fifteen-line poem from "Brothers, And A Sermon" (1st publ. in 1863), written in ink on a sheet of 26.5 x 21cm gilt-edged card (backed w/paper).  One side, approx. 110 words, signed & dated "Jean Ingelow, July 3rd 186[4?]."  Near-Fine (ink sl. faded).  (Inv. #573)  C$100

Landseer, Sir Edwin Henry, RA (1802-1873, British painter), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written on pale blue laid paper, dated Apl. 28th 1851.  One side, approx. 50 words, signed "ELandseer."  Good (some soiling to recto, & remnants of mounting to verso).  (Inv. #1256)  C$150

Leighton, Frederic Lord, PRA (1830-1896, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Andrew Lang on Athenæum Club, Pall Mall SW embossed stationery, mentions his pictures & writes "nobody has got together so many dates & facts about me as Mrs Pattison--I will find her little biography," inscr. on final blank by a prev. owner: "To Mr. Andrew Lang, see Art Journal 1885," in original addressed envelope w/1 penny stamp postmarked Jy 16 84.  Three sides, approx. 65 words, signed "Fred Leighton."  Very Good (most of envelope flap lacking).  (Inv. #1266)  C$200

Long, Edwin, RA (1829-1891, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Mrs. Stephens on Kelston, Fitzjohn's Avenue N.W. stationery, dated May 15th 81.  Three sides, approx. 150 words, signed "Edwin Long."  Very Good (final side mounted on thin cardstock).  (Inv. #1257)  C$100

MacDonald, George (London: Elliott & Fry, n.d. [1860s?]), CARTE DE VISITE, 9.5 x 5.5cm w/sepia photo of the author, E&F's name & address printed below the image & on the reverse.  Very Good (tipped to the fr. ep. of a copy of the author's ca.1890 American edition of At the Back of the North Wind; see our George MacDonald page).  (Inv. #1038)  C$400 (the book & CDV)


Maclise, Daniel, RA (1806-1870, Irish painter), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written to Sir Charles Lock Eastlake enclosing (not present) his "official notification of having completed my labor at The House of Lords--you will find us, [C.W.] Cope & [J.R.] Herbert, and myself at home ... waiting your friendly morning call on Thursday," dated Novr 6 (n.y.).  One side, approx. 50 words, signed "D. Maclise."  Good (sl. loss to outer edges, & tipped to a sl. larger piece of paper).  (Inv. #1258)  C$200

Meredith, George (1828-1909, British novelist), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to James N. Dunn in blue ink on watermarked "Original Turkey Mill Kent" stationery from Box Hill, Dorking, dated October 2nd 1889, thanking the recipient for sending "the paper with the article on me.... Let the writer be assured that my dose of syrup & the lash is taken humbly."  Meredith's connections with the Pre-Raphaelites are two-fold: in about 1855 he modelled for the figure in Henry Wallis's Chatterton (Tate Gallery) & his wife Mary Ellen (daughter of Thomas Love Peacock) soon left him for the young painter; and, by 1861 he was a regular participant in D.G. Rossetti's social gatherings & in Oct. 1862 took a room in Rossetti's house at 16 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.  See S.M. Ellis, "George Meredith: His Association with the Pre-Raphaelites" (Bookman Feb. 1928, pp.253-57), & Meredith's "Note on Cheyne Walk" (English Review Jan. 1909, p.333).  Two sides w/blank integral leaf, approx. 60 words, signed "George Meredith."  Very Good (lt. stains).  (Inv. #798)  C$300

Millais, Sir John Everett, PRA & PRB (1829-1896, British painter & book illustrator), AUTOGRAPH POSTCARD SIGNED, written to the Editor of Lady's Pictorial, postmarked MR 21 91, advising that "the pictures are not mine."  Two sides, approx. 24 words, signed "JE Millais."  Good (age-toned).  (Inv. #1259)  C$150

Moore, Henry, RA (1831-1895, British painter), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written to Edith from 4 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington W., advising that he is very busy preparing for the RA exhibition, dated Feb 4th 1881.  One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 45 words, signed "Henry Moore."  Very Good (signs of mounting to final side).  (Inv. #1260)  C$100

Morris, William (1834-1896, British polymath), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, See our William Morris page

Munro, Alexander (1825-1871, British sculptor & Pre-Raphaelite associate), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Charles Mackay (editor of The Illustrated London News) on black-bordered mourning stationery from 105 Tachbrook Street, Belgrave Road, n.d. [ca. April 1863], requesting that his sculpture, "a group of a boy & dog" soon to be exhibited at the British Institution, be selected to appear as an engraving in the ILN.  The marble group referred to here is almost certainly his Young Romilly of ca.1863 (Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh).  Written on the 1st & 3rd sides, approx. 130 words, signed "Alex Munro."  Very Good (the usual folds, recipient's short note to final blank side, & lt. toning to fr. & rear sides).  (Inv. #1213)  C$250

Pasteur, Louis (Paris: P. Nadar, n.d.), CABINET PHOTOGRAPH, 16.5 x 12cm of the scientist seated w/fingers interlaced, half-length, inscribed in an unknown hand "Pasteur" & stamped by the photographer to verso.  Very Good.  (Inv. #617)  C$200




Pasteur, Louis (Paris: P. Nadar, n.d.), CABINET PHOTOGRAPH, 16.5 x 12cm of the scientist, bust-length in profile, inscribed in an unknown hand "Pasteur" & stamped by the photographer to verso.  Very Good.  (Inv. #615)  C$200




Poussin, Nicolas, LINE ENGRAVING, 142 x 94mm on paper of the French painter, being a reverse of his 1649 oil self-portrait, w/a thumbnail of one of his paintings engraved at bottom.  Inscribed "Poussin" (twice) & "J. Cormier" in pencil to verso.  Very Good (age toning).  (Inv. #1045)  C$50



Poynter, Sir Edward John, PRA (1836-1919, British painter), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Lord Davey on Royal Academy of Arts stationery, dated Dec 5 1900, requesting that he lend his "Slinger" by Frederic Leighton to the RA's forthcoming Winter Exhibition of "some of the best works of painters who have died within the past 50 years."  Two sides, approx. 132 words, signed "Edward J. Poynter."  Very Good (thin strip of cellotape down the left edge).  (Inv. #1261)  C$300

Rossetti, Christina Georgina (1830-1894, British poet), TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, See our C.G. Rossetti page

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882, British artist & poet), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, See our D.G. Rossetti page

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, CARTE DE VISITE SEPIA PHOTOGRAPH, See our D.G. Rossetti page

Russell, Lord John (London: Mayall, 1 Aug. 1861), CARTE DE VISITE, 10 x 6.5cm w/sepia photo of the Prime Minister standing full-length & leaning on a marble column.  Inscribed "Earl Russell" in a faint unknown hand to lower margin, w/"Earl of ?," the Mayall stamp, & "Published (wholesale only) by Messrs. A. Marion & Co., 23 Soho Square" printed to verso.  Good (sl. browned).  (Inv. #619)  C$50


Sambourne, Edward Linley (1844-1910, British illustrator), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written on 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington W. embossed stationery, dated May 8 1901.  One side, approx. 50 words, signed "Linley Sambourne."  Very Good (mounted on thin cardstock).  (Inv. #1262)  C$100

Stanley, Edward Geoffrey Smith, 14th Earl of Derby (London: W. Walker & Sons, n.d.), CARTE DE VISITE, 10 x 6.5cm w/sepia photo of the Prime Minister standing ¾-length beside a table w/his right hand on some books.  Inscribed "Earl Derby" in an unknown hand & w/Walker's stamp to verso.  Good (age toned).  (Inv. #610)  C$50



Stanley, Edward Geoffrey Smith, 14th Earl of Derby, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to William Gawin Herdman, dated Dec. 29 1860, w/Derby's embossed seal to upper edge & wax seal lower right.  One side w/blank integral leaf & most of the original addressed envelope w/1 penny stamp tipped to the 3rd side, approx. 65 words, inscr. "Lord Derby" to head.  Very Good (moderate stains).  (Inv. #1263)  C$100

Stone, Marcus, RA (1840-1921, British painter), AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED, written in the third person to Mrs. Alford on 8 Melbury Road, Kensignton Road W. stationery, dated March 23rd 1887.  One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 46 words, inscr. at the head "Mr. Marcus Stone."  Very Good (sl. loss to top edge of blank leaf).  (Inv. #1264)  C$100

Temple, Henry John, Lord Palmerston (unknown photographer, n.d.), CARTE DE VISITE, 10 x 6.5cm w/vignette photo of the Prime Minister, stamped "Lord Palmerston / 912" at lower margin.  Good (age toned).  (Inv. #611)  C$50




Tennyson, Alfred Lord (Publisher & date not stated), LINE ENGRAVING, 22.5 x 15cm of the Poet Laureate as a young man, from a photograph by Mayall, signed by Henry Linton & Morin Del. in the plate, w/Tennyson's facsimile signature below the image, apparently removed from a mid-19thC book.  Good (lt. foxing, & sl. toning & chipping to extremities).  (Inv. #1161)  C$30


Thesiger, Frederic, 1st Baron Chelmsford (London: Stereoscopic & Photographic Co., n.d.), CARTE DE VISITE, 10 x 6.5cm w/sepia photo of the Lord Chancellor seated w/an open book in his lap.  Inscribed in an unknown hand "Lord Chelmsford" to lower margin, & w/the Stereoscopic Co. stamp to verso.  Good (lt. smudges to lower margin).  (Inv. #618)  C$50


Wolsey, Cardinal Thomas (London: John O'Hinton, 1748), LINE ENGRAVING, 19.5 x 11.5cm of the Lord Chancellor in profile after the portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger, possibly by George Vertue, "Published according to Act of Parliament for Jn. O'Hinton at the King's Arms in St Pauls Church Yard. 1748."  Printed on thin paper laid on thicker 19thC. paper measuring 21 x 13cm.  London's National Portrait Gallery has numerous engraved portraits of Wolsey, but it would seem they are lacking this example.  Very Good (lt. toning to outer edges).  (Inv. #1027)  C$50

Woolner, Thomas, RA & PRB (1825-1892, British sculptor), AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written to Mr. Baddeley on 29 Welbeck Street W. stationery, thanking him for a copy of his In Memoriam, dated Feb 3 92.  One side w/blank integral leaf, approx. 66 words, signed "Thomas Woolner."  Very Good (prev. owner's inscr. at head, & minor ink stains to final blank).  (Inv. #1265)  C$300




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