London, South Kensington
29 November 1996
SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE R.A. (1769-1830); LUCIEN PISSARRO (1863-1944); MARC CHAGALL (1889-1985) & OTHER ARTISTS
Autograph letter signed ("Thos. Lawrence") to Andrew Bloxam at Worcester College, Oxford, 2 pages, 4to, integral address leaf, Russell Square, 4 March 1823 (lightly spotted, address leaf with yellow wash).
Stating that he would be proud to consider the Provost as his future sitter. "It is true that I have been (and am still) compelled to decline many applications ... but it would be hard indeed if Regard or Obligation might not justify some acceptions, and one of them may be justly made in the present instance; both from my affection for an estimable Nephew, and that Respect so naturally due to this distinguished Member of an University from whose beneficial Indulgence I have received the second proudest honor of my professional life."
Autograph letter signed ("Lucien Pissarro") to Everard Meynell, one page, 8vo, The Brook, Hammersmith, 24 September 1906.
"Mr. Symon has told me of your kindness in interviewing Mr. W. M. Rossetti on our behalf. I am extremely grateful to you, and much regret your trouble was not rewarded with success."
With 2 signed photographs of Henry Moore, a signed colour reproduction of a painting by Chagall, and a signature of Augustus John. (6)
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