Lot 611: British artist and writer (1812–1898) best known for his 'nonsense' books, which feature his quirky drawings and amusing verse. ALS, one page, 4.5 x 7, no date. Letter to Mr. Cameron. In part: "I have just time to thank you for your extremely kind letter, & to say that I will try not to eat more than will make my old sister suppose I am dining with her…Then, having seen her on my way home, I will come down with Holman Hunt." In fine condition, with some mirroring to ink. Lear, who was largely self-taught as an artist, met painter William Holman Hunt in 1852, from whom he learned a great amount of theory and a number of artistic techniques.
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