no image
Lot 309
PALMER, SAMUEL (1805-1881, visionary painter and etcher, friend of William Blake)
Sold for £420 (US$ 652) inc. premium

Lot Details
PALMER, SAMUEL (1805-1881, visionary painter and etcher, friend of William Blake)

Footnotes

  • 'THE OLD ENGLISH SPRINGS ARE GONE YEARS AGO', a fine exercise in Palmerian nostalgia. 'Mrs George was an old lady virtuoso (very big; and, long ago, very beautiful), who lived, chiefly, on the memories of a strenuous and gay eighteenth-century youth. With the mid-19th century, her house in Mill Street, Conduit Street, London, had little to do. To be sure, she had sometimes driven a Four-in-hand; but in [1874] she was (with "Old Tub", her maid), a recluse. She lived in the midst of treasures. All were old; and mostly were genuine. Many were beautiful and rare. She was enthusiastic in following a half forgotten rage for taking any given book apart, and reconstructing it with portraits and other illustrations (Grangerizing). It was in this work that Palmer's elder son [Thomas] helped her. When he died [in 1861], and the father was stricken down, she came forth from her close seclusion. Thenceforth she devoted herself to practical sympathy, in which no trouble was too great' (Note by A.H. Palmer in Catalogue , 1926; quoted by Lister).

    This letter is apparently unpublished; not in The Letters, edited by Raymond Lister.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Customer Services (UK)
    Customer Services
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7447 7447
    FaxFax: +44 20 7447 7401
  2. Books (UK)
    General Enquiries
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
  3. Shipping (UK)
    Logistics - Shipping
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7468 8302
    FaxFax: + 44 20 7629 9673
Similar Items