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[Frank A. Nankivell; Australian Artist] Autograph Note Signed FrankANankivell to Mr. [Howes] Norris, autograph collector, jocularly replying with his autograph.

Author: 
Frank A. Nankivell [Frank Arthur Nankivell (1869–1959) was an Australian artist and political cartoonist, known for his caricatures in publications such as Puck.]
Nankivell
Publication details: 
[Printed Heading] The Autograph Collection of Howes Norris, Jr. Place & date by Nankivell, 50 S. Washington Sq. N.Y. City, 23 Feb. 1909,
£150.00
Nankivell

One page, 12mo, bottom edge stained but not obscuring a 5 x 3cm pencil sketch of a woman with big hair (see image), mainly good condition. Text: To be convicted for a term at hard labor - viz:- attending to one's correspondence - Terrible! | My intentions are of the best but unfortunately the letters remain unanswered - | So I hope now to be pardoned and remain | Yours very truly [...].

[Melton Prior, artist] Autograph Letter Signed Melton-Prior to Sir Augustus Harris [actor, impresario, and dramatist]

Author: 
Melton Prior (1845 – 1910), artist and war correspondent.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Millington, Newstead Road, Lee, Kent, 31 October 1893.
£56.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. I scarcely know how to thank you for the very handsome present which I received this afternoon, & cannot help feeling that the slight services I was able to render in connection with 'A Life of Pleasure' [subject the Burmese War which Prior had covered] certainly did not warrant any recognition at all, but I accept it with pleasure and am very proud to think you number me as one of the Servants of The High Priest 'Druriolanus'. My wife desires [...]

[Sir William Rothenstein, artist.] Autograph Note Signed ('Wm Rothenstein'), to 'Morley Horder'.

Author: 
Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art [Percy Richard Morley Horder (1870-1944), architect]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 13 Airlie Gardens, W8, 2 Nov. 1933.
£56.00

One page, obl.12mo, small stain not affecting text, clear and good condition. Text: I fear the newspapers gave a sensational aspect to a simple matter. [?] you liked [?name indecipherable to me] & his work at the Gallery.. But his salary was quite insufficient. He was given to believe that this wd be raised, & this was not done. So he reluctantly resigned & is going elsewhere, with at least a living wage.

[Solomon J. Solomon] Autograph signature with part subscription, Yours faithfully | Solomon J. Solomon.

Author: 
Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860 – 1927), painter
Publication details: 
[Headed Notepaper in red] White Cliffe, Birchington, Thanet, no date.
£25.00

One page, 16mo, very good contion. Text as above.

[Sir William Rothenstein, artist.] Autograph Note Signed ('Wm Rothenstein'), to 'Morley Horder'

Author: 
Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art [Percy Richard Morley Horder (1870-1944), architect ]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 13 Airlie Gardens, W8, 2 Nov. 1933.
£56.00

One page, obl.12mo, small stain not affecting text, clear and good condition. Text: I fear the newspapers gave a sensational aspect to a simple matter. [?] you liked [?name indecipherable to me] & his work at the Gallery.. But his salary was quite insufficient. He was given to believe that this wd be raised, & this was not done. So he reluctantly resigned & is going elsewhere, with at least a living wage.

[Byam Shaw, painter] Autograph Note Signed Byam Shaw to Mrs A Beckett Terrell, author of 'Emancipation: the story of a girl who wanted a career', referring to a student at the School.

Author: 
Byam Shaw [John Byam Liston Shaw (1872 – 1919), painter, illustrator, designer and teacher]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 62 Addison Road, Kensington, W., 11 Oct. 1911.
£56.00

One page, 4to,good condition, a large bold hand. Text: Thanks you so much for your kind note. I thought Miss Chitty seemed distinctly clever & I hope she will get on all right at the School. Thank you so much for thinking of us.

[Edward Scriven, artist] Autograph Note Signed Edwd Scriven to Lepard [address panel], publisher (prints etc). about paying what he owes.

Author: 
Edward Scriven [1775 – 1841 ), engraver of portraits, in the stipple and chalk manner.]
Publication details: 
46 Clarendon Square, Somers Town, Saturday evening, 6 Nov. 1824,
£45.00

One page, irregular 8vo, right edge rough through being torn, almost affecting the text but not quite, small hole with loss of some letters from the address but not from text, which is as follows: I enclose the Six Pounds 4/6, as I said I would do yesterday when in Finsbury Square. Here is the account of what my amount now stands indebted; therefore balances on all sides present matters between me and your House. | Please offer my kind respects to all in Finsbury Square [...].

[Hans Feibusch, German Painter] Three Autograph Notes Signed initially H.Feibusch, then Hans Feibusch to a Mr. Musgrave [Clifford Musgrave of the Royal Pavilion etc?], one with a drawing.

Author: 
Hans Feibusch [Hans Nathan Feibusch (1898 – 1998), German painter and sculptor of Jewish heritage who lived and worked in Britain from 1933 until his death]
Publication details: 
2 Pittsville Lawn, Cheltenham, 3 Dec. 1940; 2 Strathearn Place, 31 March 1954; [headed] 2 Strathear Place, W.2., 29 July 1954.
£180.00

Total 4pp., 2x 12mo, 1 x 8vo, good condition. Letter One (1940), 2pp, Thanking him for two paintings which arrived in perfect condition. The packing case is being sent back to you [small drawing of cherub tweeking a Christmas Tree] This [the drawing] is to symbolise a premature Xmas wish which is what I am sending you here[...]; Letter Two (31 March 1954), May I thank you again for your great kindness in coming forward yesterday. You cannot imagine how much a gesture of this kind means to a man who is often uncertain of himself and his work.

[ Daphne Charlton (Stanley Spencer)] A Miscellany of Material from the Archive of Daphne Charlton, Lover of Stanley Spencer and Artist. Diaries. sketches, letters, etc.

Author: 
[Daphne Charlton, lover of Stanley Spencer, Artist]
Daphne
Publication details: 
1943-1968
£1,500.00
Daphne

1. Autograph Note Signed Shirin Spencer, daughter of Stanley, to Daphne, 23 June 1961, in envelope:Unity [sister] and I were both so sorry to hear that you had lost your father in such a sad way. We send you our love and sympathy.; 2. Two Typed Letters Signed Andrew Boyle, sometime BBC producer, author, one page each, 30 Nov. and 11 Dec. 1962, about his inclusion of her in a programme about Spencer. [...] Yours is such a fascinating story, so personal and so vivid that it would be wrong not to have you in the programme; 3.

[C.R.Leslie, painter] Autograph Letter Signed CR Leslie to [Mr Gardiner? Collector?] inviting Gardiner's wife presumably to visit to learn about models, etc.

Author: 
C.R. Leslie [Charles Robert Leslie RA (1794 – 1859), genre painter]
Publication details: 
2 Abercorn Place, St John's Wood, 16 Feb. 1852.
£85.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition, docketed on p.[4] 1852 | C R Leslie RA. He extends an invitiation for Mrs Gardiner to visit before two oclock when he will with pleasure give her such information and assistance as I can respecting models. He continues with insights into his own works: My faces & figures are sometimes painted from firends, sometimes from members of my own family but [some?] often from hired models, who do not, however, supply [dresses?]. These I make up as I can, & sometimes borrow them from Nathan in [?] Street [theatrical costumier?].

[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist] The Correspondence of John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist. An archive..

Author: 
[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist.
Publication details: 
1930-65
£1,750.00

John Bromfield Gay Rees (1912 - 1965), known to his family and friends as Brom, was a Welsh painter whose work was admired by such eminent figures as Dylan Thomas, Augustus John, William Rothenstein and Eardley Knollys, among others. Introspective and private, he was practically unknown to the general public during his lifetime, and the first major exhibition devoted solely to his work was in 1989.

[ Georges Braque; Cubism; Catalogue; extensively annotated in pencil by Welsh Artist, John Bromfield Gay Rees ] Georges Braque. An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from collections in England: with lithographs 1909-1953

Author: 
[ICA Gallery] Georges Braque [(1882–1963), 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor.]
Publication details: 
ICA Gallery, 17-18 Dover Street, W1, 15 May-3 July 1954
£250.00

Catalogue, 12 unnumbered pages, illustrations, 16 x 17 cm, front cover (with Braque drawing he has sent specially for use as a poster and on the cover of the catalogue) grubby, staples rusty, ow fair. John Bromfield Gay Rees has covered the inside covers and back cover with rough drawings of what he has seen (2) with colours indicated, and every page of the catalogue including inside covers and back cover, has, usually, a substantial number of notes in his minute hand, giving responses and details. See image.

[ Richard Doyle, illustrator ] Autograph Letter Signed R Doyle to unnamed correspondent about work for him.

Author: 
Richard Doyle [Richard Dickie Doyle, illustrator of the Victorian era]
Publication details: 
2 Savile Row, Wednesday [no date]. Watermark 1860. The address of the Royal London Yacht Club.
£280.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Since I saw you last I hve not neen well, and have in consequence not been able to make progress with the work, on the completion of which depended my being able to undertake and illustrations for you book. | I regret that it is so, but am obliged to say that it is not in my power to furnish any drawings for your work before Christmas. | Your book, howevere, is so very well supplied with illustrators of note that the absence of my name in the list cannot be of any consequence.

[ Carl Haag, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed Carl Haag to Sir Richard Temple, administrator in British India and a British politician, about Temple's stay in Brittany, other [un]interesting matters, including (briefly) current work.

Author: 
Carl Haag [ (1820-1915), Bavarian-born painter who became a naturalized British subject and was court painter to the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Rother Thurm, Oberwesel a/Rh, 12 October 1897.
£45.00

Two pages, obl. 8vo, fold marks, closed tear along fold, remnants of sellotape, some marking, text clear and complete. He appreciates Temple's enjoyment of Brittany, and his and his description of prehistorical remains so enticing that it makes me wish to visit the same spot. He is holding a letter addressed to Temple. He then reveals what his wife is doing (visiting their son). I am now doing a little work in the studio for it is probable that we may prolong our stay till after the end of Oct. when we hope to see you in full possession of your usual good health.

[ George Hooper, artist ] Three substantial Autograph Letters Signed George Hooper and George to Brom [ John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh artist ] about his experiences in galleries in Englsnd and on continent.

Author: 
George Hooper, artist
Publication details: 
One from his Redhill address (18 April 1935), the second from a Hotel in Amsterdam (16 June 1935) and the third from Urbino , 17 August 1935. All with original envelopes.
£220.00

LETTER ONE (April): Three pages, 12mo, good condition. He discusses their respective illnesses, him recuperating at Minehead. The district round about Minehead is very stimulating, & inspiring. Watchet, a romantic port near by, immediately took my fancy. I tried to do some watercolours here but my efforts met with indifferent success. I learned later that Watchet is the traditional place from which Coleridge's 'Ancient Mariner' sailed. A fellow artist ('Scott') 'assailed' him when he was 'back to school', saying, he was down at Chelsea , & there was quite a group of artists there now.

[ Mervyn Levy, Welsh Artist ] Autograph Letter Signed MERVYN LEVY to My dear old boy [John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh artist] about his activities; a meeting; Welsh Art Exhibition. WITH: Two autograph copy letters of Rees's letters to Levy.

Author: 
Mervyn Levy [(1914 – 1996), Welsh artist, art teacher and writer on art].
Publication details: 
3 Army College, Chisledon, Wilts, 21 April 1847. In original envelope.
£200.00

Two pages, 12mo, fold marks, good condition. Text: Faed [fellow-artist] wrote me a letter some little while ago, which I only received on Saturday on my return from Berlin, & the conclusion of a German lecture tour, I am simply delighted to hear of your existence & whereabouts & hope we can soon meet. Please write, and if you could come up to this part of the world, even this coming week-end, I might see you more quickly then i[?] we would until I can get to Bristol. I am going to Gibraltar next month, so let's try & fix something up as soon as possible.

[ Beatrice Webb, social reformer et al ] Typed Letter Signed illegibly Beatrice Webb | [typed] (Mrs Sidney Webb) to [Thomas Lloyd] Humberstone , touching on the authorship of some articles, Sidney's poor health et al.

Author: 
Beatrice Webb [Martha Beatrice Webb, Baroness Passfield, (née Potter; (1858 -1943), sociologist, economist, socialist, labour historian and social reformer]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Passfield Corner, Liphook, Hants, 17 March 1938.
£180.00

One page, 8vo, fold marks, good condition. Text: I regret that my husband's serious breakdown in health prevents him from answering your note of March 14th. He tells me that the aticles in The Times quoted in the book were written by himself: he was very fond of writing unsigned articles in newspapers and then quoting them, as he knew the quotations wouyld be apt! | I fear that he is quite unable to see you, as he is not strong enough to see friends, and especially those who wish to discuss serious questions with him. Do you happen to know Mr. R.W. Bell, an official of the L.C.C.?

[ Augustus John, artist; Welsh Art ] Autograph Note Signed Augustus John to Capt. Levy [Mervyn Levy, Welsh artist] about contributing something to a Welsh Exhibition.

Author: 
Augustus John, artist [Augustus Edwin John (1878 – 1961), Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher]
Publication details: 
33 Tite Street \ SW3, | Flaxman 9123 |11 Feb. 1947
£300.00

One page, 12mo. fold marks, very good condition. Text: Thank you for yoyr letter inviting me to contribute to a Wesh Exhibition you are organising. I hope I may be able to find something for this purpose.

[Meredith Frampton, 'the forgotten genius of British art'.] Autograph Letter Signed , thanking portraitist Maurice Codner for 'a most enjoyable evening'.

Author: 
Meredith Frampton [George Vernon Meredith Frampton], English artist, 'the forgotten genius of British art' [Maurice Frederick Codner (1888-1958), portraitist]
Publication details: 
16 May 1938. On his letterhead, 92 Carlton Hill, NW8 [London].
£30.00

Alistair Sooke, on the BBC website, makes the case that 'Meredith Frampton is the forgotten genius of British art'. See Frampton's entry in the Oxford DNB, and also those of Codner and of Frampton's father Sir George Frampton, who executed the celebrated statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (not modelled on his son, who was eighteen when it was made). 1p, 4to, in fair condition, aged and worn. Folded once. Writing to 'My dear Codner', he apologises for 'keeping you up till such a late hour last night'.

[Martin Hardie, artist, engraver, art historian, and a Victoria & Albert Museum Keeper.] Autograph Card Signed to C. H. Whitby, regarding an engraving by the disciple of William Blake, Samuel Palmer.

Author: 
Martin Hardie (1875-1952), artist, engraver, art historian and Keeper of Painting, Engraving, Illustration, and Design at the Victoria and Albert Musem, London [Samuel Palmer; William Blake]
Publication details: 
4 June 1925; with London postmark of the same date.
£35.00

See Hardie's entry in the Oxford DNB. 11.5 x 9 cm card. Printed with penny stamp in red; no illustration. In fair condition, discoloured and a little worn. Addressed by Hardie to 'C. H. Whitby | 82, Crofton Park | Yeovil.' (Whitby is the author of a handful of books of reglious poetry.) Whitby would appear to be offering for sale, or at least asking for advice about, an impression of Palmer's celebrated engraving 'The Bellman'.

[ John Piper, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed John Piper to Mr Roberts.

Author: 
John Piper [ John Egerton Christmas Piper (1903-1992), painter, printmaker and designer of stained-glass windows and both opera and theatre sets ].
Publication details: 
[Headed] Fawley Bottom Farmhouse near Henley-on-Thames Oxon RG9 6JH Henley 2494, 26 August 1973.
£150.00

Two pages, 8vo, very good condition. Text: Thanks you for your letter. I've no idea what paper you saw that reported the councillor's dislike of my sketches - actually, at the meeting only one man expressed some demur about them, and (poor man) he was defeated by the otherwise general approval of the committee, which decided to go ahead with the scheme I proposed. I am doing the final designs now, and weaving will start in the autumn.

[ Alfred Munnings, artist] Two Autograph Notes Signed Alfred Munnings to Tunnicliffe [Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, artist and illustrator]. Somewhat stream of consciousness.

Author: 
Alfred Munnings [Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878–1959), one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken critic of Modernism.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] From [...] Beldon House, 96 Chelsea Park Gardens, London, SW3, 17 Jan. 1956 and 7 Dec. 1956
£280.00

Both in pencil. Letter One (17 Jan.): One page, 8vo, good condition. Text: Hope you are better. All was well at the RA - as you saw [T?] Wheeler going well. | Now - Her is a lovely estuary wide & tidal from Harwich to Manningtree 800 swans ---- Vast herds of them - close in to edge often & out of the wader - You can touch them. | Masses of stuff ---- come & stay at Dedham Sun[day] ----or Colchester ----- & have a look [underlined]. Letter Two (7 Dec. 1956), two pages, 8vo, good condition.

[ G.G. Kilburne, genre painter ] Four Autograph Notes Signed G.G. Kilburne to an unnamed fellow artist

Author: 
G.G. Kilburne [ George Goodwin Kilburne (1839 – 1924), genre painter. ]
Publication details: 
Hawkhurst House, Steele's Road, Haverstock Hill, May, August, September, October 1877.
£120.00

All one page, 12mo, good condition. A. (23 May 1877) He thanks his correspondent for showing his drawings to Messrs Daldy, [publishers] adding, I presume the drawings would not all [underlined] be required very [underlined] soon. I am rather pressed for time just now. B. (3 Aug. 1877) [...] I shall be happy to work a little on the drwing, to give it a little more appearance of snoq, if you think it advisable. I am going out of town early tomorrow morning, but I shall be back in a few days, or if you prefer to send the drawing to me in the country , my address will be [...]. C.

[ Charles Whymper ] Autograph Note Signed Charles Whymper to the Curator | Torquay Museum, about sketches he's sending (not present).

Author: 
Charles Whymper [ Charles H. Whymper (1853-1941), painter and illustrator ]
Publication details: 
[Embossed] 7 James Street, Haymarket, S.W., 14 Oct. 1899.
£38.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. I am sending you some sketchesssss as a small retrun of your great kindness to me when I was at Torquay this last spring, and I am with all good wishes [...]

[ Stanley Anderson artist ] Autograph Letter Signed Stanley Anderson to Maurice declining at length social engagement through tiredness.

Author: 
Stanley Anderson [ Alfred Charles Stanley Anderson CBE RA (1884–1966), engraver, etcher and watercolour painter. ]
Publication details: 
[Headed] St. Paul's Studios, 55 Colet Gadens, London, W14, 24 Nov. 1938.
£45.00

One page, cr. 8vo, fold marks, small stain in margin, text clear and attractive (a neat hand). He appreciates the invitation to Dover Street to dine. I[t] gave me great pleasure to have this expression of your friendship and it was great ill-lcuk that the wretched teaching shoulkd have prevented me from enjoying your company - I teach all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. | On wednesday nights I feel so exhausted mentally and physically that I am glad to crawl back home to bed.

[Robert Anning Bell, artist, book designer and illustrator.] Autograph Letter in the third person to the President of the Royal Literary Fund, declining to become a steward at its anniversary dinner.

Author: 
Robert Anning Bell (1862-1933), Royal Academy artist, book designer and illustrator, Professor at Royal College of Art, associated with Della Robbia Pottery in Birkenhead
Publication details: 
20 June 1921, on embossed letterhead of 28 Holland Park Road, Kensington, W14 [London].
£30.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded once. Reads: 'Mr. Robert Anning Bell regrets that he is unable to accept the kind invitation of the President of the Corporation of the Royal Literary Fund to become a Steward at the Anniversary Dinner on July 6th.'

[Lord Derby [Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby], Tory politician.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Derby') to 'G. Norbury. Esq.' (i.e. artist Richard Norbury), explaining his reluctance to be patron to the proposed Liverpool Watercolour Society.

Author: 
Lord Derby [Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby] (1826-1893), Tory politician, Foreign Secretary and Colonial Secretary [Richard Norbury (1815-1886), artist; Liverpool Watercolour Society]
Publication details: 
5 December 1871. On letterhead of Galloway House, Garliestown, N. B. [i.e. Scotland].
£35.00

2pp, 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged. A daughter from Lady Derby's first marriage was married to the Earl of Galloway, from whose seat Derby writes. Addressed to 'G. [sic] Norbury. Esq.' Having received the letter of the unnamed male recipient, he feels he 'must decline to give my name as patron of the now proposed society of water colour painters in Liverpool: not because I do not approve of the formation of such a society, but because your invitation to join it is the first intimation I have received of any such project being in contemplation'.

[Charles Robert Cockerell, architect, archaeologist and author.] Autograph Note Signed ('C. R. Cockerell') to 'Roberts' [the Scottish painter David Roberts], accepting an invitation to a 'meeting' with 'Distinguished Guests'.

Author: 
C. R. Cockerell [Charles Robert Cockerell] (1788-1863), architect, archaeologist and author [David Roberts (1796-1864), Scottish painter]
Publication details: 
12 February 1858. No place.
£45.00

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. The letter reads: 'My Dear Roberts. | I shall have great pleasure in accepting your kind invitation for Friday next, & in meeting such Distinguished Guests as you propose to gather round you. | Ever my Dear Roberts | Sincerely yours | C. R. Cockerell.' From the Roberts papers.

[Louis Desanges; Artist ] Autograph Note Signed L. Desanges to an unnamed female correspondent, encouraging her to view a picture.

Author: 
Louis W. Desanges [ Louis William Desanges (1822 - 1887), artist ]
Publication details: 
[ Printed heading ] 16 Stratford PLace, W, 21 Feb. 1883.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, one edge rough, good condition. Should you care to see my picture of 'Egypt 1882' I shall be happy to show it to you when you may be pleased to honour my Studio with a visit. Note: Desanges's picture represented an equestrian group of all the commanders in Egypt with Wolseley in the centre. The picture was published by Henry Graves and Co. in 1884 under the title Egypt 1882.

[Angna Enters, American dancer, painter, author.] Sketch of dance costume in pencil and watercolour, captioned 'Fleur du Mal (Proust Sequence)', signed 'Angna Enters '56'. In envelope addressed by her to theatre historian W. J. MacQueen-Pope.

Author: 
Angna Enters [Anita Enters] (1907-1989), American painter, writer, dancer and mime, partner of Michio Ito, wife of Louis Kalonyme [Louis Kantor] [W. J. MacQueen-Pope, theatre historian]
Angr
Publication details: 
Signed and dated to 1957. Envelope with London postmark dated 18 January 1957 and her embossed address: 35 West 57th Street, New York.
£200.00
Angr

Enters exhibited her artistic work - including many sketches of her own costume designs - widely in the United States and Europe, and her work is held by several museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The present item is an attractive impressionistic sketch, in grey and black pencil, with watercolour wash in pink, light red and grey, showing a dancer with arms outstretched and heavy costume with full sleeves and train. Captioned by Enters at bottom left: 'Fleur du Mal (Proust Sequence)'. Signed at bottom left: 'Angna Enters '56'. On 23 x 15.5 cm laid paper.

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