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Offered here is a scarce and desirable collection of Charles Ricketts letters signed, 17 Autograph Postcards signed and an Autograph Note signed "C. Ricketts" and "C.R." to Francis Ernest Jackson. Together 6pp. and 22 sides, London, Berlin and Munich, 7th July 1924 - 18th July 1931, concerning elections and politics at the Royal Academy, giving Ricketts the opportunity to vent his spleen against the establishment there. When Jackson's candidate is turned down, Ricketts writes that "the whole affair has added to my sense of vicious & exaggerated indignation against all RA's Philpot included." As well, correspondence is concerned with Ricketts' last will and testament, with the added difficulties caused should he die before the invalid Charles Shannon, lithographer and painter, (1863-1937). In one card, Ricketts refers to the disposal of his Van Dyck portrait of Archbishop Laud (at Agnews) and a Hoppner (at Knoedler) etc. Folds, slightly browned, all letters very good or better condition.
Price: $3,500.00 Item #4384