$185.00

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Description

Description: In this one-page autograph letter signed Boughton writes in full: “Dear Sir, The proof of my “Evangeline” is quite satisfactory… in fact it strikes me as being very excellent indeed. I think that it may well go as it is. Many thanks for giving me an opportunity of altering it. Yours faithfully, Geo. H. Boughton”.

The letter is dated April 30th, 1880 and written on a folded sheet of stationery imprinted: “West House Campden Hill Road W”. (7″ x 4 1/2″ folded). Item #A01549

George Henry Boughton (1833-1905), artist and illustrator was born in Norfolk, England, but his family emigrated to Albany, NY in 1835. He opened his first art studio in 1852. The following year the American Art Union purchased one of his paintings. By 1861 he moved back to London and opened a studio. He was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1871 and became a Royal Academician in 1896.

Condition: Slight feathering to signature, toned at upper edge. Generally very good.