David Roberts

Roberts, David

Scottish painter (1796-1864). Autograph letter signed. Fitzroy St., Tuesday. Small 8vo. 1½ pp. on double leaf.
$ 1,767 / 1.500 € (47607/BN32347)

To his daughter Christine, telling about a party that he has just had: "Mr White left this morning - after a pleasant party, got up for him last night, at last as far and I could judge the party being neither too large or too small, Chas Knight, Joe Arden, Peter Cuningham, Chas Landseer, Solomon Hart & John Leech [...]".

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Roberts, David

Scottish painter (1796-1864). Autograph letter signed. Fitzroy Street. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf.
$ 1,767 / 1.500 € (47632/BN32459)

To his son-in-law Henry Bicknell, making arrangements to meet: "I have unfortunately accepted an invitation to dine with Lord Tenterden on Wednesday, had it been an other I would have endeavoured to get off - as it is I have done as you desired an pop'd Marochetti into the fire. With the exception of that and Saturday I am disengaged the rest of the week [...]". - In a postscript, he adds that "Turner called on Monday to say he would dine with you tomorrow having mistaken the day - he is to dine with your Governor [Henry Bicknell's father, the art collector Elhanan Bicknell] on Saturday".

- Roberts enjoyed a close and warm relationship with his daughter and her husband, no doubt a compensation for his own unhappy marriage..

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Roberts, David

Maler (1796-1864). Autograph letter signed. [London]. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.
$ 1,119 / 950 € (47695/BN32627)

To Charles Beyer: "With great pleasure, I am my Dear Sir | Yours truly | David Roberts R. A.".

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