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ARNALD-19716-1.jpg POINTED OR CIRCULAR ?
ARNALD (George, 1763-1841, Landscape Painter)

Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Wedlake Brayley, 1773-1854, the topographer and antiquarian, saying he fears this letter "comes too late to be of any service to poor Dayes", Edward, 1763-1804, the water colourist and engraver, "as I suppose the book is in circulation", Dayes' 'Works ... containing an excursion through the Principal Parts of Derbyshire and Yorkshire', just published by his widow, Arnald having passed through York believes "it can no longer bear a Dispute with any unprejudiced persons" that whatever "the Main Arch of Ouse Bridge ... may have been originally, it is now circular!", or rather "two portions" of circles "intersecting thus" with a little drawing, "which you will find very accurately attended to in Mr. Dayes Sketch and is not lost in the engraving of Messrs Cooks", there is also a "Circular crown ... more modern than the rest", the same subject "in the Beautys &c ... is so erroneous ... [as to be] fabricated ... These practices will and really do injure the reputation of a work, far beyond what may be gain'd by employing persons Capable of such practices", he begs Brayley not to say where he is for the time being, and refers in a P.S. to the "very honourable mention in the St. James's Chronicle" of "the Picture of Syr Reginalde", 3 sides 4to., address on fourth side, Ambleside, 20th June

Item Date:  1805
Stock No:  19716      £150

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ARNOLD (Sir Edwin, 1832-1904, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Madam', saying "My own feeling is that, although we are not now, unhappily - out of the range , & occasional reasonableness of war, the time will come when 'The hoarse, dull drum shall sleep; and Men be happy yet!' ", 1 side 8vo., 225 Cromwell Mansions, S.W., 30th January

Item Date:  1894
Stock No:  24322      £30

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ATKINSON ART GALLERY, SOUTHPORT

Group of 13 autograph letters signed, mostly by 19th century artists, to Frederick W. Teague, Keeper of the Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Lancashire, offering pictures for sale or for exhibition, (6), several with prices, 2 further from Sir Frederic Leighton to the Mayor of Southport, 4 to artist Samuel Lawson Booth, 1836-1928, Mayor, 1897-1898, on artistic matters, including Chantrey's modelling tools which Booth is presenting to the National Gallery, and one part letter, together 16 sides 8vo, no date and 1883 - a few tiny defects

Item Date:  1904
Stock No:  53544      £500

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ATTWELL (Mabel Lucie, 1879-1964, Illustrator of Children's Books)

Signature on piece, dated by her

Item Date:  1958
Stock No:  54605      £75

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AYRTON (Michael, 1921-1975, Artist, Sculptor, Writer & Broadcaster)

Group of Four Early Pencil Sketches, the first signed and dated, showing Antiope surrendering to Zeus who has taken the form of a satyr, (Ayrton writes 'Andiope', as in modern Greek, also 'Jupiter' for Zeus), the others untitled but of similar power and sculptural quality, the second full page and two on the third, varying the amorous theme, together three separate sides 8" x 10¾", no place, 21st (?) February the pencil work uniformly faded but without loss of power or detail, some edges a trifle worn, a few small brown dots in blank margin of first sketch

Item Date:  1940
Stock No:  56024      £1250

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