SAMUEL LOVER - AUTOGRAPH 05/25/1835 - HFSID 73323
SAMUEL LOVER A signature from the painter and composer Signature: "Samuel Lover/25th May 1835", 3¼x1¾ affixed to a 5¼x3½ sheet. Samuel Lover (1797-1868) was an Irish novelist, songwriter and painter.
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A signature from the painter and composer
Signature: "Samuel Lover/25th May 1835", 3¼x1¾ affixed to a 5¼x3½ sheet. Samuel Lover (1797-1868) was an Irish novelist, songwriter and painter. Being privately educated in his native Ireland, Lover desired to work in the arts, and fled his father's stockbroking business to take residence in London, England. He took up many practices, but excelled in painting, mostly painting portraits and miniatures. In addition to painting, he took up writing and compoing, most notably writing "Rosy O'More" (1826), which was also developed into a novel and play. His other works include a successful novel titled Handy Andy (1842). As he grew older, his eyesight began to fail and he abandoned painting to focus on writing and entertaining, reading his writings with much popularity in Great Britian and the United States. Irregularly cut. Soiled on sheet. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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