SAMUEL LOVER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1835 - HFSID 73055
SAMUEL LOVER The artist signs a letter regretfully stating that he cannot attend a friend's gathering Autograph letter signed: "Samuel Lover", in black ink, 1 page, 4½x7½. March 2, 1835. London, England.
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The artist signs a letter regretfully stating that he cannot attend a friend's gathering
Autograph letter signed: "Samuel Lover", in black ink, 1 page, 4½x7½. March 2, 1835. London, England. In full: "Dear Sir, I regret extremely that I have a very particular engagement for Tuesday next whi and that I cannot, therefore, join your friends at dinner. I hope, on some future occasion, I may be enabled to avail myself of your kindness. D sir: Yours very truly". 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. Lightly toned. Corners slightly worn and creased. Light surface creases. Slightly soiled. Adhesive residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.