$500.00

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Description: This petition is addressed to the Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith, and asks him to give his attention to “…the claims for a Civil List Pension of the three unmarried daughters of the late Henry George Hine – Vice President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours. Mr. H. G. Hine was held in very high esteem both as an artist and a man by the leading members of his profession.”

It goes on to speak highly of Hine’s character and the value of his work, which continued to be “sought after for international exhibitions,” as well as to reiterate that Hine worked hard until his death and that his three daughters, ages 64-70, were still working and they hoped that the civil list pension would allow them to rest.

The petition is signed by thirteen of Hine’s colleagues, all well-regarded artists of the time, including Edward Poynter, Ernest Waterlow, Walter William Ouless, George Clausen, Frank Dicksee, Hubert von Herkomer, William Blake Richmond, John Seymour Lucas, and Briton Riviere.

The petition is written on a sheet of stationery from “The Athenaeum, Pall Mall S.W.” and measures approximately 10″ x 14″ when it is unfolded. Item #A00401

Condition: The first page has a few small spots of ink bloom around some of the darker letters and is lightly toned in some places. Someone has written the date received – June 1913 – in pencil in the blank top right margin. There are remnants of paper on the blank last page where it was previously tipped into a scrapbook. Generally in very good condition.