Architecture and Sculpture

ADAM‚ James. 16725

ADAM‚ James.	16725	Autograph letter signed ‘James Adam’‚ to Mr Wood of "Niccolas" Lane‚ submitting a property valuation which he has drawn up upon a plan which‚ he believes‚ gives him "an advantage in point of accuracy over either of the two Gentlemen who have valued the premises before me‚ tho' otherwise perfectly well qualified for that business"; concluding therefore that "this Estate‚ as it now stands‚ is worth £1130"‚ adding that "if Mr Sergeant Grosse‚ is desirous of accommodating Mr Trimbey‚ perhaps he may choose to drop the odd £30‚ which I am sure will reduce the price to a most unexceptionable sum". 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with autograph address leaf‚ docketed: "13. Jan 84/ Ja.s Adam Esq.r/ Val.n of Estate in Watling Street"‚ one repair at seal tear‚ in good condition‚ some light dust soiling only. Adelphi‚ 13 January 1784. Uncommon. James Adam (1732 – 1794)‚ Scottish architect and furniture designer. This valuation may have been made by Adam in connection with bankruptcy proceedings against Peter Grant‚ late of Jamaica‚ and his partner James Grant‚ merchant‚ bound over to appear before the Commissioners of Bankruptcy at the Guildhall on 10 and 17 January 1784; anyone having dealings with them being instructed to give notice to Mr Wood of Nicholas Lane (London Gazette‚ 23-27 December 1783‚ pp. 6-7).

Price : £550.00

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BACON‚ John. 14657

BACON‚ John.	14657 An interesting Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Gillam‚ discussing the inscriptions for the Monuments of Generals Crauford and Mackinnon‚ and of others‚ explaining that the inscriptions can not be engraved after the monuments have been placed in St. Paul’s. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ traces of guard where formerly mounted. Newman Street‚ 20 February 1815. John Bacon (1777-1859)‚ sculptor. His father died in 1799‚ and John Bacon‚ junior‚ succeeded to his business. He finished such works as he found in progress‚ including the well-known statue of Lord Cornwallis‚ and managed to secure ample patronage for himself. There are six of his monuments in St. Paul's Cathedral‚ and some in Westminster Abbey. “I should also take the liberty to ask for the inscription to Sir John Moore; but as that Monument will be placed upon the floor of the church‚ we are not impeded in the erection of that by the want of the inscription‚ as we are in the other instances referred to.”

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BARRY‚ Sir Charles. 14444

BARRY‚ Sir Charles.	14444 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Charles Barry’‚ addressed ‘Dear Sir’ [found among the papers of Sir James Emerson Tennent]‚ discussing the appearance and the cost of additional buildings in connection with ‘the proposed increase of the premises at Thames Bank’. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Westminster‚ 17 July 1845. An interesting letter by Sir Charles Barry (1795-1860)‚ the famous architect‚ who moved to Westminster in 1841 to be near the construction of his great work‚ the Houses of Parliament. His correspondent‚ Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869)‚ traveller‚ politician and author‚ worked at the Board of Trade. ‘They will consist of a Fire proof Building shutting out the view of the Gas works and a stack of workshops opposite to those already built.’ As these are similar to the buildings already built under the direction of Tennent‚ Barry asks for details of their likely cost.

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BELL‚ John. 12284

BELL‚ John.	12284 Autograph Letter Signed‚ hoping that his correspondent‚ W.J.Broderip F.R.S.‚ can use his influence on Bell’s behalf to obtain the commission for the sculpture of “a testimonial to Dr. Jenner”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 15 Douro Place‚ Victoria Road‚ Kensington‚ 16 November 1849. John Bell (1811-95)‚ sculptor‚ produced the Guards’ Memorial (1858) in Waterloo Place‚ and the American group in the Hyde Park Albert Memorial (1873). He was also one of the first British sculptors to experiment in the use of polychrome and new materials such as terracotta‚ which again became popular at the end of the nineteenth century for symbolist and the ‘new’ sculpture.

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BELL‚ John. 6704

BELL‚ John.	6704 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dawson Turner‚ asking him to use his influence in Bell’s favour to obtain the sculpture commission for “a testimonial to be erected to the late Sir Fowell Buxton”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 1 Marlboro’ Terrace‚ Victoria Road‚ Kensington‚ 15 September 1845. John Bell (1811-95)‚ sculptor‚ produced the Guards’ Memorial (1858) in Waterloo Place‚ and the American group in the Hyde Park Albert Memorial (1873). He was also one of the first British sculptors to experiment in the use of polychrome and new materials such as terracotta‚ which again became popular at the end of the nineteenth century for symbolist and the ‘new’ sculpture.

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BLORE‚ Edward. 13447

BLORE‚ Edward.	13447	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.B.Nichols‚ saying he has never received “my small paper copy of the last volume of the History of Durham”. 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches‚ integral address leaf (seal torn at opening)‚ in good condition. 56 Welbeck Street‚ 13 December 1825. Uncommon. Edward Blore (1787–1879)‚ landscape and architectural artist‚ architect and antiquary. Blore is most notable for his completion of John Nash's design of Buckingham Palace‚ following Nash's dismissal. He completed the palace in a style similar to but plainer than that intended by Nash. In 1847 Blore returned to the palace and designed the great facade facing The Mall thus enclosing the central quadrangle. As a recognised establishment architect Blore was involved in many projects related to the British Empire; this included Government House in Sydney‚ Australia‚ which he designed in 1834 in the form of a Gothic castle.

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BROCK‚ Thomas. 14664

BROCK‚ Thomas.	14664 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Thomson‚ sending a cheque for a “the little oil painting” from the Dudley Gallery. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. The Studio‚ 30 Osnaburgh Street‚ Regents Park‚ 3 February 1900. Sir Thomas Brock (1847-1922)‚ sculptor‚ undertook a large number of important public commissions‚ including the Queen Victoria Memorial (1901–24‚ The Mall‚ London). Brock also designed the new coinage effigy of Queen Victoria in 1891.

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BROCK‚ Thomas. 17547

BROCK‚ Thomas.	17547 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Morton‚ explaining why he can not send a model of his statue of Sir R.Hill for exhibition‚ sending a model his statue of Robert Raikes instead‚ discussing his equestrian bronze‚ “A Moment of Peril”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting. 30 Osnaburgh Street‚ 18 March 1882. Sir Thomas Brock (1847-1922)‚ sculptor‚ undertook a large number of important public commissions‚ including the Queen Victoria Memorial (1901–24‚ The Mall‚ London). Brock also designed the new coinage effigy of Queen Victoria in 1891.

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BRUCE-JOY‚ Albert. 15979

BRUCE-JOY‚ Albert.	15979 A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ to two clergymen‚ about the proposed bust of Canon Selwyn‚ regretting “that there was not a cast taken from the face after death”‚ asking for help with an accurate likeness. 7 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 16 Pembridge Gardens‚ Bayswater‚ 17 October 1876. Albert Bruce-Joy (1842 – 1924)‚ Irish sculptor.

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CHAMPNEYS‚ Basil. 0850

CHAMPNEYS‚ Basil.	0850	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Frank’‚ consoling him on the death of his mother‚ and pledging his own friendship. 3 pp. 8.5 x 5.5 inches‚ minor defects. Hotel del’Arno‚ Florence‚ 18 October [?1875]. Basil Champneys (1842-1935)‚ architect of Newnham College Cambridge and Rylands Library Manchester.

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CHANTREY‚ Sir Francis. 17089

CHANTREY‚ Sir Francis.	17089 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Archdeacon Francis Wrangham‚ thanking him for “a very elegant compliment to my skill with Shot and with the Chisel”‚ referring to Lord Wellesley’s verses‚ Lord Leicester following the shoot in his pony carriage‚ etc. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. With a separate small engraved portrait of Chantrey. Holkham‚ 17 November 1838. Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey (1781-1841)‚ eminent sculptor. The incident to which this letter refers is ascribed by the DNB to 1834‚ when Chantrey killed with one shot a brace of woodcocks at Holkham and carved them beautifully. The epigrams made by Jeffrey‚ Milman‚ Wellesley and others were published in 1857 as Winged Words on Chantrey’s Woodcocks.

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FLAXMAN‚ John. 7750

FLAXMAN‚ John.	7750 Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Flaxman’‚ to the Revd. Dr. E.D.Clarke at Cambridge‚ discussing the inscription to be placed on “the Statue of Sir John Moore to be sent to Glasgow this year”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ two clean tears repaired‚ minor defects at corners where formerly mounted‚ address panel pasted at foot‚ small portrait of Flaxman pasted to verso. Buckingham Street‚ Fitzroy Square‚ 14 September 1818. John Flaxman (1755–1826)‚ sculptor‚ decorative designer‚ and illustrator. Flaxman’s bronze statue of Sir John Moore stands in George Square‚ Glasgow. His correspondent is Edward Daniel Clarke (1769–1822)‚ antiquary‚ traveller and mineralogist‚ author of Travels in various countries of Europe‚ Asia and Africa‚ 6 vols. (1810–23). Flaxman hopes to meet Clarke to discuss the inscription. “... the pedestal is Cylindrical‚ the Die of which is 4 feet 3 inches high and 3 feet 7 inches‚ diameter‚ as the inscription will be of bronze letters inserted by projecting pins in the hard material Argyle Granite‚ it is desirable the Inscription should be short to avoid as much as possible the mutilation of sense occasioned by any letter being forced from its place in future.”

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GEFLOWSKI‚ Edward. 9998

GEFLOWSKI‚ Edward.	9998	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Martin Wood‚ looking forward to their meeting‚ discussing the purchase of pictures‚ art prizes‚ etc. 3½ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original envelope. 27 Trafalgar Square‚ Chelsea‚ 30 March 1892. E.Edward Geflowski‚ Polish sculptor who worked in England.

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GIBBONS‚ Grinling. 13829

GIBBONS‚ Grinling.	13829	Manuscript Bill signed for payment by Grinling Gibbons (’G.Gibbons’)‚ as a Warden of the Drapers Company‚ countersignedby Edward Anthony‚ another Warden‚ for £8:16:0 for haulage “out of their Almes Houses in Booth Lane”‚ “for Candles & Drinke for the men”‚ “for Opening the Citty gates”‚ “for carrying out of Six Tunn out of Austin Fryers”‚ the previous November. 1 page 6½ x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition‚ a few minor stains only. With a page of typed historical notes about Grinling Gibbons and the Drapers Company. Paid 22 June 1705. A rare autograph. Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721)‚ the famous English sculptor and woodcarver‚ served as one of the four wardens of the Drapers Company in 1704-5. The bill is possibly for the expenses of Lord Mayor’s Day in 1704. A few of these accounts for specific payments survive in private collections. Apparently five are known‚ relating to 1704-05. All five are signed by Gibbons and by one other warden. In two cases the other is Edward Anthony; in two others William Levett; and in the remaining one‚ Henry Robins.

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GIBSON‚ John. 7237

GIBSON‚ John.	7237 Autograph Letter Signed‚ referring to the place of his name in an article (‘under the views’)‚ and hoping “you will not abuse me with a finishing stroke by saying worse than ‘that it adds another monument of low merit to the notoriety of this very vile architect’!!” 3 pp. 8vo.‚ filing holes at centre‚ not affecting text‚ first page marked. 11 Park Street‚ Westminster‚ 29 January 1853. John Gibson (1817-1892)‚ architect‚ was born at Castle Bromwich near Birmingham. In this letter he mentions a forthcoming visit to Charlecote Park‚ Warwickshire‚ where Gibson had designed the church in 1849. One of his early commissions was the National Bank of Scotland in Glasgow (1844).

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GODWIN‚ George. 12310

GODWIN‚ George.	12310 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.P.Griffith‚ about inserting a note [probably in The Builder]. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 6 Cromwell Place‚16 October 1874. George Godwin (1815-1888)‚ architect‚ editor of The Builder‚ active member of the Royal Commission on working class housing (1884)‚ author of The Churches of London (1838) and architectural monographs.

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HELLYER‚ Thomas. 13456

HELLYER‚ Thomas.	13456 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editor of the Art Union‚ about the sale of three pictures too large for his rooms‚ asking for advice because he does not want to fall “the victim of dealers or unprincipled jobbers”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Ryde‚ Isle of Wight‚ 17 June 1847. Thomas Hellyer (1811-1894)‚ Isle of Wight architect.

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JACKSON‚ Thomas Graham. 14316

JACKSON‚ Thomas Graham.	14316 A series of three Autograph Letters Signed‚ making arrangements for meetings‚ referring to “the model”‚ and adding that “I know nothing of law and little of lawyers”. 3 pp. 7½ x 5 inches‚ lightly mounted on an album page. Devereux Chambers‚ Temple‚ 1868-70. Sir Thomas Graham Jackson (1835-1924)‚ architect.

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LOUGH‚ John Graham. 3197

LOUGH‚ John Graham.	3197 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Walford‚ sending a few recollections for publication‚ stating that ‘I have put house in lieu of cottage‚ as at the time alluded to my Father occupied a capital Farm House’. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ fine. 42 Harewood Square‚ 17 May 1861. John Graham Lough (1806-76)‚ sculptor‚ who received the commission to execute the lions at the base of Nelson’s Column. B.R.Haydon assisted him with his first exhibition in 1826.

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MAROCHETTI‚ Carlo‚ Baron. 16981

MAROCHETTI‚ Carlo‚ Baron.	16981	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Charles Bushell‚ about the delivery of a plaster bust of Washington for an exhibition‚ hoping to have time for the plaster to dry properly. In French‚ with a rough English translation. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 19 February 1852. In the Victoria and Albert Museum there is a plaster model made by Carlo Marochetti in England‚ about 1851-1853. This model represents George Washington‚ first President of the United States. It is recorded that Marochetti produced a colossal equestrian monument to Washington for the 1855 New York Exhibition‚ which was destroyed by fire. A related small-scale bronze‚ a reduction of the New York equestrian figure of Washington by Marochetti‚ was said to be located in the Castello Marochetti at Vaux: it was later in the Château de Cheverny in the possession of the Comtesse de Vibraye‚ a distant relative of Marochetti. This model does not seem to be related to the equestrian monument. Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-1867) was born in Turin. He initially studied in Paris‚ where he was resident‚ intermittently returning to Italy between 1822 and 1827. Following the 1848 Revolution‚ Marochetti settled in England‚ where he produced a number of public monuments and became a favourite of Royalty‚ producing the effigies of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for Frogmore‚ Windsor.

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MARSHALL‚ William Calder. 15542

MARSHALL‚ William Calder.	15542 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to David Roberts‚ inviting him to join “a few Scotch friends”‚ expecting Mr. Bennoch “whom if you dont know personally you know from his kindness to poor Kidd”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 47 Ebury Street‚ 29 June 1853. William Calder Marshall (1813-1894)‚ Scottish sculptor. In June 1864‚ Calder Marshall was commissioned to make an allegorical group representing Agriculture‚ one of the four representing various "skills" to be installed on the Albert Memorial.

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PAPWORTH‚ Edgar George. 6683

PAPWORTH‚ Edgar George.	6683 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edgar Papworth’‚ to Jos.Neeld M.P.‚ discussing a commission for two figures‚ rejected on grounds of cost‚ which Papworth had not realised were destined for Neeld’s estate. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. 83 Gower Street‚ 11 June 1844[or 1842]. Edgar George Papworth (1809–1866)‚ sculptor. His Original Sculptural Designs were published as a volume of engravings in 1840. Papworth's sculpture is characterized by its careful carving and marks a transition from neoclassical idealism to Victorian realism. The former is evident in his Wellington monument design‚ which was strongly influenced by Antonio Canova.

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PITTS William. 6308

PITTS William.	6308 Autograph Letter Signed to J.Wadmore inviting him to see “my model for the ensuing exhibition (the creation of Eve” before it is sent to the Royal Academy. 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches with the integral address leaf neatly tipped on to part of an album page. 5 Watkins Terrace Ebury Mews Pimlico 2 April [no year given]. William Pitts (1790-1840) silver-chaser and sculptor.

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PUGIN‚ Augustus Charles. 13474

PUGIN‚ Augustus Charles.	13474	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to I.Taylor‚ providing a letter of introduction to a friend in Paris. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ a few letters lost at seal opening‚ otherwise good. Store Street‚ 3 August 1822. Uncommon. Augustus Charles Pugin‚ born Auguste Charles Pugin‚ (1762–1832)‚ Anglo-French artist‚ architectural draughtsman‚ and writer on medieval architecture‚ father of Augustus Welby Pugin. Pugin produced views of London‚ and plates for books about Westminster Abbey‚ Oxford and Cambridge universities and Winchester College. He often collaborated with other artists‚ notably Thomas Rowlandson. His later works included illustrations for Specimens of Gothic Architecture (1821–23)‚ The Royal Pavilion at Brighton (1826)‚ Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain (1826)‚ Specimens of the Architectural Antiquities of Normandy (1827)‚ Illustrations of the Public Buildings of London (1825 to 1828)‚ and Paris and its Environs (1829 to 1831)‚ and Examples of Gothic Architecture (1831). He also produced a book of furniture designs called Gothic Furniture‚ and assisted architects with detailing for their gothic designs. He ran a drawing school at his house in Great Russell Street‚ Bloomsbury.

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RICHARDSON‚ Charles James. 12315

RICHARDSON‚ Charles James.	12315	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Smith‚ about the agreed exchange of publications with Smith’s now deceased brother‚ forwarding “a copy of my work”‚ but hoping the exchange can be reversed‚ in which case he hopes Smith will “let me return 6 Nos. of Historical Curiosities”). 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ light scattered foxing only. Manchester Street‚ 10 August 1837. Charles James Richardson (1806-1871)‚ architect. He designed 13 Kensington Palace Gardens‚ London (1851–3‚ now the Russian Embassy‚ in a coarse quasi-Tudor style)‚ and various houses in Queen's Gate‚ Kensington‚ London‚ including ‘Albert Houses’ (nos. 47–52) of c.1860‚ in a lavish Classical style. He collected architectural drawings‚ including work by Adam‚ Tatham‚ Thorpe‚ and Vanbrugh (now in the Victoria & Albert Museum)‚ and published Observations on the Architecture of England During the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James I (1837)‚ Architectural Remains of the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I (1840)‚ Studies from Old English Mansions (1841–8)‚ Studies of Ornamental Design (1848 and 1852)‚ Picturesque Designs for Mansions‚ Villas‚ Lodges‚ etc. (1870)‚ and The Englishman's Home from a Cottage to a Mansion (1871). “After the melancholy occurrence of his death I intended to have paid for them in cash‚ but my own work has been so enormously expensive and the booksellers proved so backward in payment‚ that I cannot without injustice to my own Creditors‚ do so.”

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RICHARDSON‚ Edward. 11984

RICHARDSON‚ Edward.	11984 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.D.Wyatt‚ introducing him to a friend in Wolverhampton‚ “Mr William Parke‚ who although by trade a bookseller‚ rents the Deanery”‚ and who had assisted in obtaining subscribers for Richardson’s published work‚ The Elford Church Effigies. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor surface creasing only. Melbury Terrace‚ 26 March 1861. Edward Richardson (1812-1869)‚ sculptor.

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SCOTT‚ George Gilbert‚ junior. 17313

SCOTT‚ George Gilbert‚ junior.	17313	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.Gilbert Scott’‚ to “My dear Walford”‚ explaining that he is at Great Yarmouth partly for amusement and “partly because it is convenient for my Norwich work‚ which is progressing rapidly‚ and I think looks well”‚ agreeing that his name can be added to his correspondent’s list. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Two Bears Hotel‚ Gt. Yarmouth‚ 9 September 1885. George Gilbert Scott Jr. (1839 –1897)‚ architect.

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SCOTT‚ Sir George Gilbert. 14053

SCOTT‚ Sir George Gilbert.	14053 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Mackenzie Walcott‚ inviting him to “a sort of Batchelor party of a plain kind”‚ especially to see some plans of Old Ely Palace Holborn. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Courtfield House‚ Collingham Road‚ South Kensington‚ 21 February 1878. Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-78)‚ architect.

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SHARP‚ Thomas. 16583

SHARP‚ Thomas.	16583 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Howard‚ Secretary of the Royal Academy‚ sending five works described in this letter (e.e. “a Bacchanalian subject embossed in sheet silver”) for inclusion in the Royal Academy Exhibition. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ lightly toned‚ remains of guard. With a cutting from the printed Royal Academy Exhibition catalogue. 11 Charles Street‚ 7 April 1835. Thomas Sharp (b.1805)‚ sculptor‚ exhibited busts‚ statues‚ medallions and cups in chased silver.

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SMIRKE‚ Sir Robert. 17107

SMIRKE‚ Sir Robert.	17107 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rob. Smirke’‚ asking his correspondent to “settle the account for the Sale at the Penitentiary with me for the Superintending Committee”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ light toning at the head of the page‚ otherwise good. Stratford Place‚ 16 August 1838. Sir Robert Smirke (1780–1867)‚ architect. Smirke's first official appointment came in 1807 when he was made architect to the Royal Mint. He was elected a A.R.A. (Associate of the Royal Academy) in 1808‚ an R.A. (Royal Academician) in 1811. Together with John Nash and Sir John Soane‚ he became an official architect to the Office of Works in 1813‚ thereby reaching the height of the profession.

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TATTERSALL‚ George. 14158

TATTERSALL‚ George.	14158	Autograph Request‚ signed ‘Geo. Tattersall’‚ addressed to the Architectural Room‚ asking for three watercolour drawings to be delivered to the bearer. 4 x 8 inches‚ dust soiled‚ central filing hole. 42 Pall Mall‚ 25 July 1846. George Tattersall (pseud. "Wildrake") (1817 – 1849) was a well-known sporting artist and architect‚ a member of the family which operated the Tattersall's horse market. In 1836 he compiled a guide to The Lakes of England illustrated with forty-three charming line drawings‚ and he showed skill as an architect by building the Tattersall stud stables at Willesden. His experience in this and similar undertakings led him to publish Sporting Architecture (1841). In the same year‚ under the pseudonym "Wildrake‚" he published Cracks of the Day‚ describing and illustrating sixty-five racehorses. He also contributed illustrations to the Hunting Reminiscences of Nimrod (Charles J. Apperley)‚ the Book of Sports (1843)‚ and the New Sporting Almanack.

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THEED‚ William 11054

THEED‚ William	11054 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edmund Walford‚ thanking him for the kind notices in the Times about “my Sir Robert Peel Statue‚ and the bust of the late Prince of Hohenlohe”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf (trace of mounting). 12A Henrietta Street. 31 October 1872. William Theed (1804-1891)‚ sculptor‚ the son of the sculptor and painter William Theed the elder (1764–1817). He specialised in portraiture‚ and his services were extensively used by the Royal Family. In 1851 he displayed three pieces at the Great Exhibition‚ the most notable a marble of The Prodigal's Return‚ a life-size piece‚ elaborately carved. From London he made further pieces for the Prince Consort‚ including a series of mythological reliefs for the reception rooms of Buckingham Palace. “The Queen will not be displeased in any way at the simple mention of the completion of the bust of her late sister‚ and that it had met with H.M.’s approval.”

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THORNEYCROFT‚ Thomas. 15980

THORNEYCROFT‚ Thomas.	15980 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Hill‚ enclosing [here present] a photograph of Lord Westminster’s statue. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with an original photograph 9 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. 21 Wilton Place‚ 24 January 1868. Thomas Thorneycroft (1815-1885)‚ sculptor of the equestrian statue of Queen Victoria shown at the Great Exhbition‚ and of Charles I in Westminster Hall.

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THORNEYCROFT‚ Thomas. 7251

THORNEYCROFT‚ Thomas.	7251	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.B.Robson‚ offering to read a short paper on monumental art. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ surface creasing. Tidnock Farm‚ 6 September 1866. Thomas Thorneycroft (1815-1885)‚ sculptor of the equestrian statue of Queen Victoria shown at the Great Exhbition‚ and of Charles I in Westminster Hall.

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VULLIAMY‚ Lewis. 10602

VULLIAMY‚ Lewis.	10602	Autograph Letter Signed ‘L.Vulliamy’‚ to E.W.Brayley‚ thanking him for the specimen of the ‘Illustrator’ which he would like to have‚ sending [not present] an etching of the church in Woburn Square‚ discussing alterations to the parapet of the clerestory‚ the height of the spire‚ etc.‚ “& the cost‚ under £8000! Of the Style of Architecture which is attempted‚ & how far ...successful‚ you are a most competent judge”. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ occasional light dust soiling. 163 Regent Street‚ 30 July 1832. Lewis Vulliamy (1791-1871)‚ architect. E.W.Brayley (1773-1854)‚ topographer and archaeologist.

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WEBB‚ Sir Aston. 17092

WEBB‚ Sir Aston.	17092	A series of four Signed Letters‚ all addressed to H.S.Rogers‚ about meetings‚ other arrangements‚ and a necessary alteration to the fair copy of the Report. 4 letters‚ filing holes‚ in good condition. 19 Queen Anne’s Gate‚ March to June 1907. Sir Aston Webb (1849 –1930)‚ architect who designed the principal facade of Buckingham Palace and the main building of the Victoria and Albert Museum‚ among other major works around England‚ many of them in partnership with Ingress Bell. He was President of the Royal Academy from 1919 to 1924‚ and the founding Chairman of the London Society.

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WESTMACOTT‚ Sir Richard. 17254

WESTMACOTT‚ Sir Richard.	17254	Autograph Letter Signed‚ making arrangements for his correspondent to attend Westmacott’s “last Discourse at the R. Academy on Monday night next”‚ when he will give his opinion on some of the great works. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ neatly mounted on an old album page with an engraved portrait of Westmacott. South Audley Street‚ 1 March 1828. Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856) the elder‚ sculptor. In 1827 Westmacott had succeeded Flaxman as Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy.

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WILKINS‚ William. 9267

WILKINS‚ William.	9267 Autograph Letter Signed‚ in French‚ to Monsieur Wangen in Curzon Street‚ inviting him to meet “un des plus celebres messieurs de l’Université de Cambridge”. 7 x 8½ inches‚ address panel. Weymouth Street‚ 12 June 1835. Uncommon. William Wilkins (1778-1839)‚ architect and antiquary.

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WOOD‚ Shakspere. 12791

WOOD‚ Shakspere.	12791 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Enys‚ enclosing a ticket‚ hoping she can partake “of so acceptable a thing as a Cup of Tea after the Vatican.” 1 page 5 x 8 inches‚ minor stains. Undated. Shakspere Wood (1827-1886)‚ sculptor‚ delivered lectures on the art and antiquities of Rome. One his Lectures delivered to the British Archaeological Society of Rome (1869) was called The Vatican Museum of Sculpture‚ which might help to explain this note.

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WYATT‚ Benjamin Dean. 4255

WYATT‚ Benjamin Dean.	4255	Original Letter to the Duke of Wellington‚ written by an amanuensis due to illness‚ recapitulating in detail the exact measurements of the Duke of York’s Column. 4 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ tiny piece torn from one corner without loss of text‚ in good condition. Albany Street‚ 24 July 1839. Benjamin Dean Wyatt (1775-1850)‚ architect‚ eldest son of James Wyatt‚ designed and built a number of famous London buildings‚ and 1830-33 he erected the Duke of York’s Column at a cost of £25000. “The depth of the artificial Foundation from the bottom line of the first Course of Masonry‚ belonging to the Structure itself‚ to the bed of maiden Clay‚ on which the artificial Foundation rests‚ is 18 feet; and from the present ground line‚ around the Column‚ to the bed of maiden Clay‚ already mentioned‚ the depth is 19 Feet‚ 10 Inches - The height of the Stylobate‚ from the present ground line around the same‚ to the bottom line of the square Plynth of the base of the Column ‚ is 16 Feet‚ 8 Inches; which height includes the Plynth’s base Mouldings‚ Cornice‚ and the blocking of the Stylobate‚ the Die of the Stylobate being 18 Feet‚ and ¾ of an inch Square; whilst the lower Plynth (under the Die) is 20 Feet‚ 6 Inches square...” Wyatt concludes by explaining the differences in cost between the Duke of York’s Column and the Nelson Column in Dublin.

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WYATT‚ Matthew Digby. 10665

WYATT‚ Matthew Digby.	10665	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to T.Winkworth‚ saying that “Arle’s Dufour would grace your paper worthily‚ I could be but a poor garnish”‚ discussing a forthcoming event‚ hoping that tickets have been sent to the Italian Minister of Commission. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 37 Tavistock Place‚ 28 April 1864. Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877)‚ architect and author‚ was secretary to the Commission for the 1851 Exhibition. Wyatt's knowledge and use of architectural styles were catholic and comprehensive‚ but his best buildings were in an Italianate classical manner. His advocacy in the Slade lectures of joining the ‘objective practice of Pugin and the Medievalists to the excellent subjective system transmitted to us from the Classical Ages’ (Slade lecture‚ Cambridge‚ 1869) foreshadowed the free classical architecture of the later nineteenth century. To contemporaries his writings‚ organisational and committee work‚ and his crusade to improve design‚ seemed as important as his architecture. But his classical buildings are among the best of the mid-nineteenth century. [ODNB]

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WYON‚ Edward William. 16674

WYON‚ Edward William.	16674 Autograph Note Signed‚ to the Secretary of the Society of British Artists‚ describing his exhibit: Model of a fountain ... for Earl Ducie. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf. 35 London Street‚ Fitzroy Square‚ undated. Edward William Wyon (1811-1885)‚ sculptor. Wyon studied at the Royal Academy schools from 1829‚ and became a celebrated sculptor‚ exhibiting at the Royal Academy regularly from 1831 to 1876. Among his commissions were works intended for reproduction by Wedgwood as well as numerous portrait busts.

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WYON‚ Joseph Shepherd. 16935

WYON‚ Joseph Shepherd.	16935	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Hepworth Dixon‚ sending the medal “struck in commemoration of the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada”‚ referring to the bronze and silver versions struck “for distribution by the Directors of The Grand Trunk Railway of Canada”‚ add ing in the postscript that “the design of the reverse is by Mr. M.D.Wyatt”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ occasional very light toning. 287 Regent Street‚ 29 August 1860. Uncommon. Joseph Shepherd Wyon (1836 – 1873)‚ English medallist and seal-engraver. On 2 December 1858 Wyon was appointed Chief Engraver of the Seals‚ a post previously held by his father‚ Benjamin Wyon‚ and grandfather‚ Thomas Wyon the elder. His medals included the Great Seal of the Confederate States of America‚the New Zealand War medal‚ the medal for the confederation of provinces of Canada (1867)‚ and the Great Seal of the Dominion of Canada. In this letter he refers to the few gold medals struck‚ “one of which was to be presented to the Prince on the occasion of his laying the last stone of the Victoria Bridge. I have been honored with several sittings for the portrait of H.R.H. which I have done my best to make a good likeness.”

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