TURNER (JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM) Autograph letter signed, 1844
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TURNER (JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM) Autograph letter signed, 1844
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Autograph letter signed, to H. Elliot Esq of Fitzroy Square, regretting that he is already engaged for the following Monday, 6 May, one page, integral blank (split at fold repaired), lightly soiled, but overall in very good condition, 8vo, Wednesday, 1 May 1844


  • The recipient served as Private Secretary in the War Office from 1811 and was in the Office of Military Boards from 1822. He was a life-long friend of the engraver W.F. Wells, himself probably Turner's closest friend. This letter appears to be the one listed in Collected Correspondence of J.M.W. Turner, edited by John Gage (1980), p.197 (as 'MS. Untraced', Sotheby's, 5 March 1879). See illustration to page 100.
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