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Description: In this charming autograph letter signed Ball writes from Florence to a young woman who visited him there. In part: “So we had a kodak among us taking notes! I have just had a proof of it, two proofs indeed, and what is better, proofs of your interest in Villa Ball… the first picture looked familiar to me… I… looked in vain for you, forgetting that you must have crossed the street to ‘press the button'”.

Thomas Ball (1819-1911) was a sculptor, painter, and musician. He had a marked impact on the creation of monumental sculpture in America. Among his prominent works: life-size bronze of Daniel Webster in Central Park (NYC), equestrian bronze of George Washington in Boston Public Gardens, P. T. Barnum bronze in Seaside Park (Bridgeport, CT).

7″ x 4 1/2″.¬†Item #A01371

Condition: Mailing folds, otherwise very good. Comes with transmittal envelope addressed in his hand.