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Description: In this one page autograph letter signed, Gibson thanks the recipient for his gift of a Welsh-English dictionary. He states in part: “I hope to regain some of my Native language from this dictionary which you have so kindly and so generously presented me. Whenever I open the book I shall think of my good countryman.”

John Gibson (1790-1866) was a Neoclassical sculptor who studied in Rome with Canova. He is particularly noted for his statue of Queen Victoria in the Parliament and his statue of Sir Robert Peel in Westminster Abbey. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1836.

On a folded 7 1/4″ x 9 1/4″ sheet of writing paper. Recipient has noted (on otherwise blank page 3) what he sent to Gibson.¬†Item #A01311

Condition:  Mailing fold lines, small pieces of hinging tape on blank last page, very good condition.