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Autograph Letter Signed

The Vale, Chelsea: [1890-97].

Two pages. Written by Charles Shannon, artist, engraver, and co-founder of the Vale Press with Charles Ricketts, to Lawrence Grant White of the Royal Society of Painters-Etchers, a chatty letter mentioning, "Jackson" (Frances Ernest Jackson, a master in the revival of artistic lithography). "Dear White, We were awfully disappointed to receive your post card. I called at the Painter Etchers at about 4:30 but found you out..." Mentions he does quite understand a certain item he [White] included into the galley. Re Jackson, "I think Jackson is coming- He called in this morning at 12:30 and found us at breakfast. He promised to look in on Sunday, but there is no depending on him." He goes on to query White about the the new Penny Weekly and closes with comments on White's recent house fire: "I hope you are not seriously indisposed. Jackson gave us a graphic description of the burning of your country house and the plucky way in which your boy swamped your first editions- Do not fail us, Yours Very Truly, Chas. H. Shannon." Near fine. Shannon letters are quite scarce.

Price: $1,500.00 Item #2885
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Autograph Letter Signed. Charles- ALS Shannon.