Art from Sophie Dupre

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(died 2018, Publisher of 'Books and Bookmen') saying that he "would be appalled to have that little __ write the review of my Diaries. He wrote a biased stinking review in Chicago when I was there of the last vol and this one contains v unflattering things about his loathsome father so I know he'd do his damnedest. … Read more
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(1907-1980, Artist and Author) saying that he "sorry that he had to suffer that gloomy TELEGRAPH piece - mostly written up from other people and other books. I didn't want to drag it up, anymore than I want 'academic recognition' – which is barmy. That is one of the reasons for the anonymous self-sending-up in the biographical notes of… Read more
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(9th Duke, John Campbell, Marquis of Lorne, 1845-1914, Husband of Princess Louise, Governor-General of Canada) saying that it "would give me so very much pleasure to be able to show my pictures to H.R.H. the Princess Louise & yourself, either on one of the days mentioned in the enclosed or separate day next week by appointment ...", together with… Read more
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to a request from a newspaper [the London Evening Standard] to write on one of their 'quandaries' where celebrities where asked to give their opinion on some question of a moral nature, Gill's response is not present, only this covering letter in which he says that it is " a preposterous question but I send you an answer, yours… Read more
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(1908-1993, Printmaker, Painter and Art Teacher) concerning John Norris WOOD (1930-2015, Natural History Illustrator) the first says that Clive GARDINER (1891-1960, poster designer and illustrator and Principal of Goldsmiths between 1929 and 1958) "has agreed to accept John Wood for Goldsmiths simply upon my word for for it that he is a student worth having ... I told John… Read more
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(Sir William Henry, 1846-1912, Physician) saying that he "will be of course speaking to any of the Academicians about the coming exhibition - your best way will be to write at once to the Secretary of the Academy who I suppose will make all the arrangements, saying that you are willing to contribute a valuable painting by Rembrandt and… Read more
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showing him head and shoulders in profile, 5½" x 3½", no place, no date, circa
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(1908-1993, Printmaker, Painter and Art Teacher) about the exhibition catalogue for the Great Bardfield Artists Open Exhibition of 1958 saying that he "cannot send you the reproduction of The Bull or of your portrait because these are in the paste-up only & no duplicates have been sent. Compared to the original photographs the reproductions seem good. Can… Read more
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together with of an Autograph Letter Signed from S. Palmer to Houstance sending him a pair of lace cuffs which had belonged to Sir Joshua "I will explain the appearance of the lace as you value the buckles of Sir Joshua you might care to possess the lace, which came to me as a pair of ruffles. Being… Read more
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saying that he is "sorry I cannot come to your party tomorrow ... I hoped to do so but find to my regret that it is not possible ...", 1 side 4to., 54 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, 28th April no year
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thanking him for "the Guinea you kindly sent me for the Artist's Benevolent fund & for your promised support at my table on May 5th. The dinner ticket shall be sent in due course ...", 1 side oblong 8vo., 54 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, 4th February
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he says that "your post-card reached me while this second list was being printed. You might probably like to see it ...", the list has 33 works for sale, the originals are listed by medium, Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Designs and finally Portraits and Heads, 2 sides printed and note on the blank 1 side 8vo., no place, no… Read more
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presumably a self caricature, 4½" x 3", no place, July Brock was a widely published painter, line artist and book illustrator. He received his first book commission at the age of 20 in 1890. He became very successful, and illustrated books for authors such as Jonathan Swift, William Thackeray, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and George Eliot.… Read more
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thanking him for his letter and saying that it is "always a great pleasure to hear that what one has written has been enjoyed. I've just finished a biography of old Sir Sydney Cockerell ... he always made a point of telling authors, actors, musicians etc. of performances enjoyed, & I've ample evidence among his papers of the… Read more
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on a piece of monogrammed notepaper, 1 side 8vo., no place, no date
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(1781-1834, Engraver and Print Publisher, Brother of W. B. Cooke and father of the Marine Painter Edward William, 1811-1880, RA) saying that he has "given me a puzzler! After going through all your fors and againsts I can only make out that Sunday I am not to come because you will want me at another time ...now putting… Read more
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(1760-1848, Artist) showing a stone casket with a weeping women leaning on it and an infant standing at her feet, it is lettered "SUCCEDET FAMA, VIVUSQUE PER ORA, FERETUR", and underneath "The Executors & Family of Sir Joshua Reynolds return thanks for the tribute of respect paid to departed Genius & Virtue, by your attendance at the funeral of… Read more
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Faithfully yours", showing him half length, painting and looking over the top of his glasses, 5½" x 3½", no place, no date, circa
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two of them have his cat 'Guest' by its dish at the beginning of the text, the first one says that he must "have thought me a very ungracious or a very forgetful old man, never to have answered before now your two nice postcards with the drawings of 'Dreadnoughts' ... I do assure you I am neither of… Read more
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To the Rt. Reverend Deal Oxley and his Lady", the print shows the McMillan Building at Washington University, now an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, which was built the following year, 12½" x 9", no place but St Louis, Jamieson and Spearl was a St. Louis, Missouri architectural firm that designed most of the buildings built… Read more
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