Description: English artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) wrote and signed this rather melancholy letter in 1903, about a year before his death. He says: “I have no voice, I am nobody” and alludes to an unnamed idea that his correspondent may have better luck in manifesting. He writes that he had “suggested the same thing… in an article…” and that “If you have or can have any influence I am sure you will use it, the opportunity is a great & very important one”.
George Frederic Watts was an artist associated with the Symbolist movement and became well-known for his allegorical works Hope and Love and Life. Many of his paintings in the collections of the Tate in London.
Autograph letter signed written on a folded piece of “Limnerslease, Guildford” imprinted stationery that measures 7” x 9”. Limnerslease was the name of the home Watts shared with his second wife, Mary Fraser Tytler. Item #A00778.
Condition: Fold lines (one reinforced with archival tissue on verso), some light wear at edges and along folds, scattered overall foxing, otherwise in good condition.