Description: This letter is brief, but nevertheless quite characteristic of Burton. In the letter written from his London home near the end of 1865, he responds graciously to a request made of him by an unknown person: "Sir, I could hardly refuse the trifling request you have done me the honour to make of me, & beg to subscribe myself." He signed "Faithfully yours, Fred W Burton"
Written on a single page of plain white writing paper measuring 7" x 4.5". Item #A00830
Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) was well-regarded Irish artist who worked almost exclusively in chalk and water color. His The Meeting on the Turret Stairs was voted Ireland's favorite painting in 2012. In 1874 Burton gave up creating his own works and spent the next twenty years as Director of the National Gallery in London, acquiring some of the collection's greatest highlights.
Condition: Light soil, fold lines, generally in good condition.