COLLECTION - NINETEENTH CENTURY
Collection of autograph letters etc. by early 19th century artists of the British school, including by John Martin (two autograph letters, one to Faraday, and one written on his behalf, about the Fall of Nineveh, Death of the First-Born and the Destroying Angel, etc.), David Wilkie (group, one to William Etty, about his portrait of William IV, declining the Marshalls invitation to meet Mrs Wordsworth, etc.), James Holland (group, to the dealer Vokins, Edward Magrath, Secretary of the Athenaeum and others, one written after fleeing Venice "frightened to death by the approach of Colera" and hoping to sketch instead in France), Louis Francia (autograph letter discussing his view of Beachy Head, 1814, and a signed admission ticket to the Associated Painters in Water Colours for "HJ Fusely Esq.r R.A. P.P." [i.e. Fuseli], 1811), J.F. Lewis (autograph letter written on behalf of Lord Wharncliffe, candidate for the Artists & Amateurs Conversazione, signed by seventeen other members, including Boxall and Turners' dealer Thomas Griffith, 1831), William Etty (two autograph letters, one protesting at the vandalism of York Minster), James Northcote (two autograph letters), David Roberts, Adam Buck (soliciting Northcote's vote as ARA candidate), James Stark (group, about his pictures), William Henry Pyne, and Henry Davy (draft prospectus for his etchings of Beccles Church ), some laid down, signed of wear etc., but generally in good condition, early 19th century
- Please note that there are no letters by Northcote included in the lot.