London, South Kensington
28 May 1999
JOHN EVERET MILLAIS (1829-1896); JOHN TENNIEL (1820-1914) THOMAS LEESON ROWBOTHAM (1823-1875) & OTHERS
Autograph letter signed ("John E. Millais"), to "My dear Mrs Cambwell" from 83 Gower Street, 2pp., 8, pictorial initial, 1 April n.y. (small tear and creases to right margin). Arranging a date to meet: "I shall be delighted to show you my Exhibition painting". With an albumen print of Millais.
One-page autograph letter signed ("John Tenniel") to Mr Solly, from 10 Portsdown Road, Maida Hill, W, 8, 23 February 1867. Accepting an invitation. With an albumen print of Tenniel.
Autograph letter signed ("T.L. Rowbotham") to R.H., Manning Esq., from in Norfolk Villas, Bayswater, 4pp., 8, 21 June 1861, "the Longest Day".
Discussing a commission of a castle in a landscape scene. Responding to Manning's compositional suggestion, he illustrates his thoughts on the scene: "a little arrangement may make all the difference". Humourously describing his forthcoming sketching tour to the continent: "I expect to make a few Nice pictures - only if I do any views of Como I do hope they wont go making Como lithographs of them". With Mannings original sketch suggestion, the corresponding decorative envelope, and 2 small sketches (laid down).
With a quantity of other letters of similar interest including Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Oswald Brierly, George Scharf and others. (20)
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