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One large page, 9 x 5 1/2 inches. Superb and early autograph letter signed by famed American artist and illustrator Will Bradley to Frances F. Browne, a noted editor and literary critic with whom Bradley would work closely with, over the years. Written on Bradley's stationary, printed at top left: "Will H. Bradley/Artist/1111 Monadnock Building/Chicago." The letter is almost entirely taken up with design and description of his art: "Aug 25, -92. Mr. Frances F. Browne, Dear Sir: I will explain the design & send you by today's mail, as the pencil sketch is not very clear. Below the dial are laurel branches which support the dial and also two torches. The sun is indicated, its rays forming a background to add a little strength to center of design. The laurel branches are woven to form four leaf shaped designs in the center of which are emblems, the ribbon work continues below the title and on this I have indicated the sub-title as it will help to make the design compact. The rough sketch looks a little crowded, but the finished drawing will not appear so, as the title will be strong... " Very good, with slight browning to bottom, crease marks barely visible to face of letter. Early Will Bradley letters are scarce, especially with association.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #6136