Holograph receipt signed, one page, 15 February 1849.

(ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS, ETC.) PYE, JOHN

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Holograph receipt signed, one page, approximately 3/12" x 8", London, 15 February 1849. Acknowledging payment of 150 pounds from ". . . Mr Hogarth . . . being the bal[ance] of three hundred fifty pounds the price of Engraving a Plate after Mr Robertz'[?] Picture of [illegible word]." Glued to another sheet; edges rough; light soiling and wear; good.

John Pye (1782&1874); English engraver, founder of modern landscape engraving. As an illustrator for popular art annuals, he executed plates for landscapes by J. M. W. Turner, Claude Lorrain, and Gaspard Poussin. (Item ID: 19548)


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