Edwin Long

Long, Edwin

painter (1829-1891). Autograph letter signed. Kelston. 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium.
$ 239 / 220 € (92233/BN61264)

To Frances Fleetwood Wilson (1850-1919), the only daughter and heiress of the Northamptonshire industrialist Fleetwood Pellew Wilson, responding to an invitation and eager to showing her his latest works: "Many thanks for your very kind invitation to dine on the 3rd. I am so sorry I can't come. I hope your friends like your picture in the R[oyal] A[cademy]. I am painting three more portraits the same size as yours. You must come to see them before they go away [...]". - The portrait of Frances Wilson, who some years later would marry Prince Alexei Dolgorouki, a Russian Prince and Chamberlain to the Tsar, was noted among the best works in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1885.

- On mourning stationery with embossed address. Well preserved but with traces of old mounting on the verso. Includes a small collector's note..

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