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Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to George Frederick Watts, [1885 May 25].

Author: John Ruskin; George Frederick Watts; Warren R Howell
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:John Ruskin letters to Francis H. Butler and G. F. Watts (MA 3881) item 53
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Hoping to pay him a visit on Thursday; complimenting him on his portrait of "those two girls" adding that "I think I shall set up in my old age for a portrait painter -- Landscape is dull by itself."
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Ruskin; George Frederick Watts; Warren R Howell
OCLC Number: 742719825
Notes: Written on stationery with the location indicated in the author's hand as, " Arthur Severn's, 28. Herne Hill S E."
Date of writing from postmarks.
An unidentified pencil notation at the bottom of p.1 indicates that the two girls referred to in the letter were Rachel Gurney (later the Countess of Dudley) and her sister Laura, later Lady Troubridge. The girls were the granddaughters of Henry Thoby Prinsep at whose home, Little Holland House, Watts was living and painting.
Part of a collection of letters from John Ruskin to Francis H. Butler and G. F. Watts. Letters in this collection have been described individually in separate catalog records; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (1 p.) ; 17.5 cm

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Hoping to pay him a visit on Thursday; complimenting him on his portrait of "those two girls" adding that "I think I shall set up in my old age for a portrait painter -- Landscape is dull by itself."

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