Joseph Noel Paton

Paton, Joseph Noel

Scottish artist, illustrator and sculptor (1821-1901). Autograph letter signed. Edinburgh. 8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium.
$ 482 / 400 € (939899/BN939899)

To the French art historian and critic Ernest Chesneau (1833-90): "Your favour of the 5th inst. is just to hand. I should be much ashamed of my delay in replying to your previous kind and flattering communication, had not the cause of that delay been well-nigh beyond my control. For the past year I have been, as I still am, much out of health, while at the same time greatly oppressed with extra-professional duties in which I have become involved. So that, from day to day, the acknowledgment of your letter - and, alas! of many others - has been perforce deferred [...]".

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