GEORGE CLAUSEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1883 - HFSID 283579
GEORGE CLAUSEN British artist George Clausen writes to a client wishing to acquire two of his pastels Autograph Letter signed: "George Clausen". 3p. conjoined - 4x6¼ folded, 8x6¼ opened flat. Widdington, 3 July 1903, to Lawson.
Sale Price $414.00
British artist George Clausen writes to a client wishing to acquire two of his pastels
Autograph Letter signed: "George Clausen". 3p. conjoined - 4x6¼ folded, 8x6¼ opened flat. Widdington, 3 July 1903, to Lawson. In full: " My Dear Lawson, Please have both those little pastels- if you care for them- I am shall be only too pleased - & I'll give you a bit of paint, too - I I cannot quite remember, when you spoke of seeing? Oils of mine at Gouquils - which they were - but-were they not two heads in 'Raffaelli' stuff paint? one a portrait of myself- one of my daughter. - you are welcome to either, [1x1¼ drawing] if you'd prefer them:--Ever yours sincerely" George Clausen (1852-1944) was an English artist of the modern landscape and peasant life genre believing that natural light is the real subject of landscape art. He was a professor of painting at various schools and published Six Lectures on Painting (1904) and Aims and Ideals in Art (1906). An official war artist during WWI, some of his works are tiled: The Great War: Britian's Efforts and Ideals, Making Guns: (1) "Where the Guns are Made" (2) "The Furnace" (3) "The Great Hammer" (4) "Turning a Big Gun" (5) "The Radial Crane" (6) "Lifting an Inner Tube" and then "Reconstruction of Belgium". Clausen was elected RA in 1906 and was knighted in 1927. Pencil note (unknown hand) under signature. Show through from front to verso. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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