[ William Leighton Leitch, Drawing Master to Queen Victoria. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. L. Leitch') to the pianist and composer Clara Angela Macirone

William Leighton Leitch (1804-1883), Scottish watercolour painter, Drawing Master to Queen Victoria [ Clara Angela Macirone (1821-1895), pianist and composer ]
Publication details: 
124 Alexandra Rd, St John's Wood [ London ]. 28 November1872.
SKU: 20444

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, lightly aged. A spirited and characteristic letter. He begins by explaining that he has been 'exceedingly tormented with neuralgia for the last week' and is 'still very ill at ease'. He has not been 'out of doors for some time - & tis quite impossible just now'. He regrets 'missing Dear Old Mozart - & seeing you all', but hopes to 'make up for the loss by being most dreadfully pleasant'. He begs to know when she will visit, adding 'You know – or should, at least, know, by this time – that your visits are always a great pleasure to us - & so is the visit of your Sister Emily – also & likewise […] the Piano shall be tuned - the <?> the Tea infused, & a Chop or anything else – at your command – besides I will have much pleasure in shewing Emily & you too the Sketches I made in the dear old Country a few weeks ago'. He ends with 'kind regards from Bessy'.