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Autograph letter signed "G. F. Watts"
Little Holland House, Kensington 1859 - 1 page. 1 vols. 8vo. With Photograph. Writing from Little Holland House, where Watts lived with Sarah and [Henry] Thoby Prinsep that he was available "to make a commencement if agreeable and convenient to you." The Prinsep's and Watt's salon was a favorite place of the Pre-Raphaelites, especially Burne-Jones, and other literary, political and artistic figures including Disraeli, Robert Browning, Tennyson, Gladstone, Carlyle, Whistler, Millais, Herschel, Tom Taylor, Thackeray and Ruskin. One of Sarah Prinsep's sister was Julia Margaret Cameron who was often there in search of photographic subjects. Watts was a close and trusted adviser of Cameron throughout her photographic career and a frequent subject for her camera. Watts, the eminent Victorian portrait painter, who preferred to paint paintings "that affect the mind" and was recognized for having painted the "'mind' of the reign of Queen Victoria"(Gersheim, "Julia Margaret Cameron" p.39). To "Dear Sir." Folded, with clipping showing Watts in his studio laid on integral leaf. Corners of integral leaf torn, else very good. With an ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF WATTS (trimmed to 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 inches)
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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