English painter (1775-1851). Autograph letter signed ("J. M. W. Turner") and initialled ("J.M.W.T."). N. p. o. d. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. Includes an autograph envelope addressed to "Miss W. Moore" with initials "J.M.W.T." and seal. Includes a wood-engraved portrait of Turner clipped from a contemporary newspaper.
$ 5,303 / 4.500 €
To a Miss Rogers, probably Sarah Rogers, sister of the poet and patron Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), concerning an autograph of the Queen: "I beg your acceptance of the inclosed Autographe of Her Majesty, which I only received [in] yesterday's post!! This so long promised !! truly long look'd [?] for - come at last. Believe me to be Yours most sincerely [...]". On the reverse, he adds: "[...] folded when sent to me", with his initials. - In an undated letter to Harriet Carrick Moore (1779-1866), whose like-named daughter is probably the recipient of the envelope, Turner mentions a "dear Miss Rogers" as a mutual friend (cf.