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An interesting Autograph Letter Signed, discussing the state of Art in England, modern trends, Pre-Raphaelitism, with mention of Millais, Maclise, Roberts and others, recent Exhibitions, the Academy, “this raging love for novelty”, etc

by LINTON, William

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7 Lodge Place, St Johns Wood, 26 May [mention of the Crimea dates this letter to c.1855]. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. “Pre-Raphaelitism has committed suicide and people are beginning to laugh at them perforce.” William Linton (1791-1876), landscape painter and traveller. in 1832, he published a book ‘Sketches in Italy: being a selection from upwards of five hundred of the most striking and picturesque scenes in various parts of Piedmont: the Milanese, Venetian, and Roman States; Tuscany; and the Kingdom of Naples; sketched during a tour in the years 1828-1829.’(London,1832). In the same year, he also published Scenery of Greece and its Islands, illustrated by fifty engravings and collaborated with celebrated children writer Mrs Barbara Hofland (1770–1844) on the book ‘Poetical illustrations of the various scenes represented in Mr. Linton's "Sketches in Italy". He was a talented chemist and published in 1852 the Ancient and Modern Colours, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time, with their Chemical and Artistical Properties.


  • Bookseller: Julian Browning Rare Books & Manuscripts GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 18621
  • Title: An interesting Autograph Letter Signed, discussing the state of Art in England, modern trends, Pre-Raphaelitism, with mention of Millais, Maclise, Roberts and others, recent Exhibitions, the Academy, “this raging love for novelty”, etc
  • Author: LINTON, William
  • Book condition: Used
  • Place: 7 Lodge Place, St Johns Wood, 26 May [mention of the Crimea dates this letter to c.1855]

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