[ E. Rimbault Dibdin, art critic and curator. ] Five Typed Letters Signed (all 'Edwd Rimbault Dibdin') to Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, regarding the Liverpool artists Richard Wright, Peter Perez Burdett and William Tate.

E. Rimbault Dibdin [ Edward Rimbault Vere Dibdin ] (1853-1941), art critic, curator of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool [ Sir Henry Trueman Wood (1845-1929), Secretary, Royal Society of Arts ]
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The five on letterheads of the Walker Art Gallery, City of Liverpool, and dating between 27 November 1915 and 23 February 1916.
SKU: 18480

The letters total 5pp., 4to; and 1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamps of the Royal Society of Arts. On the reverse of one letter are pencil notes, presumably by Wood. The correspondence - brought about because of a monograph Dibdin is writing 'on the Liverpool 18th century artists', begins with an enquiry about the painting 'The Fishery' by Richard Wright, in the Walker Gallery, for which the artist received a premium of thirty guineas from the Royal Society of Arts, and proceeds with discussion of the other Liverpool artists Peter Perez Burdett and William Tate, with a final discussion regarding the Society of Artists. Dibdin's papers are in the British Library.