Third person autograph letter signed, one page, n.d. To J. Mills.

(ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS, ETC.) POOLE, PAUL FALCONER

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Third-person autograph letter signed, one page, 8vo, 1 St. John's Place, n.d. Written beneath an abbreviated version of the title and price of one of his works, to J. Mills Esq. (presumably a purchaser or curator), promising to send "the title as desired -- the above is not the whole of the description inserted in the catalogue -- when before exhibited. . . ." Together with a holograph sheet containing the full title, reading in part: "Mr. Poole having procured a catalogue, begs to send the description -- as follows: 'Solomon Eagle exorting[sic] the people to the repentance during the plague of the year 1665 . . . he though not infected at all, but in his head, went about denouncing of judgment upon the city . . . quite naked, and with a pan of burning charcoal on his head' vide Defoe's Narration of the plague in London." Remains of prior mounting on versos, with a few thin areas at removal; lightly soiled; else good.

Paul Falconer Poole (1806-1879); English painter. Though self-taught, Poole's fine feeling for colour, poetic sympathy and dramatic power gained for him a high position among British artists. In 1843 this position was made secure by his dramatic painting Solomon Eagle exhorting the People to Repentance during the Plague of 1665, and by his success in the Cartoon Exhibition, in which he received from the Fine Art Commissioners a prize of 300 sterling. [Encyclopędia Britannica, Eleventh Edition] (Item ID: 19693)


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