Lot 283: LS signed "Victoria R," one page, 7 x 8.75, September 29, 1840. Letter to the Queen of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In part: "The many proofs of Friendship and Attachment which I have already received from Your Majesty, do not permit me to defer communicating to you the painful intelligence of the death of my beloved Aunt, Her Royal Highness The Princess Augusta Sophia, Eldest Surviving Daughter of His late Majesty King George The Third…I beseech The Almighty long to preserve Your Majesty from all similar causes of sorrow." Double-matted and framed with a portrait of the queen to an overall size of 17 x 14.5. In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds and trivial foxing. This dates to early in Queen Victoria's reign, having assumed the throne just three years earlier. A highly desirable association piece between royal families.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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