Henry [Wallis

[Wallis, Henry

Maler (1830–1916)]. Correspondence collection of 21 letters written by various authors like Ferdinand Heilbuth, Jozef Israëls and Ernest Meissonier. O. O. Zusammen 32½ SS. auf 30 Bll. Meist (gr.-)8vo. Mit zus. 3 eigenh. Skizzen.
$ 7,879 / 6.500 € (25400)

Fine collection of letters from European painters from the late 19th century to Henry Wallis, best remembered for his first great success, The Death of Chatterton. Mostly written in French (and partly in German or English), these letters mainly deal with works that Wallis had asked his correspondents to execute as well as buying, selling, and transporting paintings. This collection comprises in detail: 1) Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912). ALS. [London], 25. November 1870. 1 p. – 2) Étienne Berne-Bellecour (1838–1910).

ALS. Paris, 9. June 1876. 3 pp. – 3) Bernard Blommers (1845–1914). ALS. Den Haag, 6. November 1873. 1 p. With 2 autogr. sketches on a separate leaf. – 4) William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). ALS. N. p. o. d. 1 p. – 5) Louis Gallait (1810–1887). ALS. Bruxelles, 25. February 1869. 2½ pp. – 6) Ferdinand Heilbuth (1826–1889). ALS. N. p., 26. March 1870. 3 pp. – 7) Jozef Israëls (1824–1911). ALS. Amsterdam, 8. [?] February 1876. 1 p. – 8) Ludwig Knaus (1829–1910). ALS. Düsseldorf, 22. January 1872. 1 p. – 9) Raimondo de Madrazo y Garreta (1841–1920). ALS. Paris, 29. November 1873. 1 p. – 10) Ernest Meissonier (1815–1891). ALS. N. p. o. d. 1 p. – 11) Vincente Palmaroli (1834–1896). ALS. Paris, undated. 2 pp. – 12) Juliette Peyrol-Bonheur (1830–1891). ALS. Paris, 19. April 1874. 1¼ pp. – 13) Antoine Emile Plassan (1817–1903). Paris, 30. March 1876. 3½ pp. – 14) Philip Sadée (1837–1904). ALS. Den Haag, 6. August 1876. 1¾ pp. With full-page sketch on a separate leaf. – 15) Paul Seignac (1826–1904). ALS. Écouen, 26. September 1876. 1¼ pp. – 16) Antoine Vollon (1833–1900). ALS. N. p. o. d. 1 p. – 17) Theodor Weber (1838–1907). ALS. Bruxelles, undated. 1 p. – 18) Adolphe Yvon (1817–1893). ALS. N. p., 27. December 1870. 1 p. – 19) Louis George Brillouin (1817–1893). ALS. N. p., 14. June 1872. 1 p. – 20) Louis-Emile Adan (1839–1937). ALS. N. p., 11. May 1876. 1¼ pp. – 21) Ludwig Knaus (1829–1910). ALS. Düsseldorf, 12. April 1874. 2 pp..

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