Lot 778: Chantrey, Francis



2015-09-16 14:11:25

Lot 778: Chantrey Francis: (1781-1841) English Sculptor. Small Collection Of Three A.Ls.S., F L Chantrey, Four Pages (Total), 8Vo, Belgrave Place & Trentham, 20Th August 1839 - 12Th October 1840, All To Sir Robert Peel. Chantrey Writes A Series Of Letters Regarding Appointments, Both Declining And Accepting Them, In Part, 'Any Hopes I Might Have Entertained Of Going To Birmingham Have Been Long Destroyed By An Attack Of Illness Which In Its Consequences Has Much Reduced Me & Rendered Me Unfit For Society. I Am Slowly Recovering. At Least To Me The Progress Seems Slow, For It Is Now More Than Three Weeks Since The Doctors Commenced And They Have Not Yet Given Me My Discharge' (20Th August 1839), 'I Shall Have Much Pleasure In Visiting You At Drayton Manor….The Post Will Not Allow Time To Say More' (30Th September 1839), 'I Expect To Be On My Way To London On Wednesday Morning And Will Do Myself The Honor Of Calling At Drayton Manor….' (12Th October 1840). Two Letters With Blank Integral Leaves. Together With An A.L.S. M A Chantrey, By His Wife And Cousin, Mary Ann Wale, One Page, 8Vo, N.P., N.D. (1844), To Charles Eastlake. Chantrey Answers Her Correspondent'S Enquiries And States 'I Think The Price Named To The Treasury For The Queen'S Bust Was ?200'. With Blank Integral Leaf. Also Including An A.L.S., Geo Jones, By George Jones (1786-1869) English Painter, Keeper Of The Royal Academy, One Page, Small 8Vo, N.P., 15Th November 1844, To Charles Eastlake. Jones States, In Full, 'The Enclosed From Lady Chantrey Will Answer Your Questions, And I Can Affirm With Certainty That The Marble Bust In My Possession Is Precisely Similar To That At Windsor'. With Blank Integral Leaf. Vg, 5. Robert Peel (1788-1850) British Prime Minister 1834-35 & 1841-46. Charles Eastlake (1793-1865) English Painter. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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