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Jan. 28, 1896. A fabulous early letter by Louis John Rhead (1857-1926), renowned English-born American artist, illustrator, and author known especially in the early 1890s, for his expert Rhead poster art, and was heavily influenced by the work of Swiss artist EugËne Grasset. Rhead's letter (with holograph stamped envelope, addressed by Rhead) is to Frank Chouteau Brown, (1876ñ1947), American architect, who was educated at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, the Boston Art Club, and in Europe. In 1902, Brown began practice in Boston and from 1907 to 1919, was editor of the Architectural Review periodical. In 1916, he became a member of the faculty of Boston University and in 1919, head of the Department of Art and Architecture. ìDear Mr. Brown, Just a few words in answer to your letter. I am perfectly happy now that they are in my possession. As you know, a slight embarrassment is only temporary. I can see that the Club wanted a manager to look after things. Prang will issue the most beautiful and aesthetic poster I have done for Easter. The use of gold making it richer. Your brigadier goes off with this. I have issued a complete list of my posters merely in typewritten pages, there are just 62, if you desire to copy it, send to W. C-K Bolton Public Library, Brookline, with my complements to him asking him to bring it to you. Will want it after because I have only 2. we will say no more about the heart troubles. With best wishes, I am yours, LR.î A lovely letter in its original envelope, near fine.
Price: $650.00 Item #5873