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Lot 418

Arts and Literature: Sir John Everett Millais (1829-96), English painter of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a letter of acceptance to Sir William Tite, Architect, signed on Artists' General Benevolent Inst. Paper, dated 1872; and other letters to Tite including William Makepeace Thackeray, Novelist (1811-63) (and another to another recipient); four from John Ruskin, Art Critic, patron, social thinker and philanthropist (1819-1900); two from Daniel Maclise, Irish painter (1806-70); James Orchard Halliwell-Phillips , Shakespearian scholar (1820-99), two letters pertaining to the purchase of early Shakespeare editions; an interesting letter from Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), British painter of large historical pictures, regarding his proposed installation of large historical paintings in the newly rebuilt Royal Exchange, a proposal which was rejected at the time and then subsequently commissioned many years later; sadly Haydon did not see his vision come to fruition as he had taken his own life not long after the plan was rejected; Thomas Sidney Cooper, artist (1803-1902); Sir Charles Lock Eastgate PRA, British Painter, President of the Royal Academy and writer (1793-1865) x 2 (and one to another recipient); letters to other recipients by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantry RA, leading Regency portrait sculptor (1781-1841); William Etty RA, English historical painter (1787-1849); Alfred Parsons RA, English painter (1847-1920) x 2; Thomas Hughes QC, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays (1822-96); Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher (1795-1881); Charlotte Mary Younge, English novelist (1823-1901); William Michael Rossetti, English writer and critic (1829-1919), signed catalogue of photographic prints of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's works; Robert Browning, poet (1812-89), signature only (27 items).
Hammer: £2200
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