[ William Roscoe of Liverpool. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Roscoe') to a picture and print seller, regarding payment for prints and an exchange of two paintings for a small Cranach.

William Roscoe (1753-1831) of Liverpool, historian, art collector and abolitionist
Publication details: 
'Saty. Morning' [ no date or place ].
SKU: 18952

2pp., 4to. On aged and worn paper. An interesting letter, casting light on Roscoe's collecting activities. He begins by settling the account for 'the lists of the last Prints', before remarking: 'I observe there are only 3 circles by Domenichino - the set consists of 4, all of which you have, besides the odd print by Bartolozzi, but you have probably packed them up & cannot get at the print wanting. I have sent you the 3 prints back & deducted 16/6d. which I believe is right.' He continues: 'Should you think the 2 Pictures I gave you last night adequate to the value of the Cranach I shall have no objection to the Exchange'. He urges him to consult his interest rather than his generosity, adding that 'specimens of Germ art are but objects of secondary consi with me, & I shall feel no regret in returning the picture, which as i is small will not I hope be inconve to you'. He will be spending the morning at the bank, and asks to be 'favoured with all [sic] call'.