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Description: In this 2-page autograph letter signed, Hartley states in part: “I enclose… a photo of a mantel piece that I modelled… it is put up in a music room in Roswell Manor – Geo. Inness Jr. Montclair New Jersey. It is a little distorted owing to the fact that the photographer was obliged to take it from the floor on account of the chandelier being in the way…”

Hartley seems to be getting approval of the Montclair Commission… “please place it with the other photos that I forwarded last week for the inspection of the commission”.

Jonathan Scott Hartley (1845-1912) was born in Albany, NY and studied with Erastus Dow Palmer and at the Royal Academy in London. He is mostly known for creating busts of prominent individuals. Three of the nine busts around the front of the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress were sculpted by him.

Written on two pages of a folded piece of 7″ x 9″ writing paper.┬áItem #A01322

Condition: Mailing folds, remnants of mounting on last blank page, generally very good condition.