SIR DAVID WILKIE - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: FRANCIS LEGGATT CHANTREY, WILLIAM MULREADY, RICHARD WESTMACOTT, RICHARD COOK, THOMAS PHILLIPS, HENRY HOWARD, WILLIAM COLLINS, SIR EDWIN H. LANDSEER, CHARLES L. EASTLAKE, MARTIN ARCHER SHEE, AUGUSTUS WALL CALLCOTT - HFSID 100275
Sale Price $342.00
BRITISH and IRISH ARTISTS: WILLIAM MULREADY, DAVID
WILKIE, THOMAS PHILLIPS, EDWIN LANDSEER, HENRY
HOWARD, WILLIAM COLLINS, RICHARD WESTMACOTT,
FRANCIS L. CHANTREY, RICHARD COOK, MARTIN ARCHER
SHEE, CHARLES EASTLAKE and AUGUSTUS CALLCOTT
These twelve artists and sculptors who based their careers out of London, England, signed this sheet of paper in ink!
Signatures: "Wm Mulready", "David Wilkie", "Thos Phillips", "Edwin Landseer", "Henry Howard", "William Collins", "Rich Westmacott", “F. Chantrey”, "Richd Cook", “Martin Archer Shee”,"C.L. Eastlake" and “AW Calcott”. One page. 5x6¼, affixed to 7x7½ sheet. Irish artist and illustrator WILLIAM MULREADY (1786-1863) is best known for his depictions of everyday village life, including Idle Boys, The Farrier's Shop and The Last Inn. Scottish painter DAVID WILKIE (1785-1841) is best known for his historical and religious paintings, although he also painted portraits. English painter THOMAS PHILLIPS (1770-1845) is best known for his portraits of the illustrious figures of his day. EDWIN LANDSEER (1802-1873) is known for his paintings of animals, which were often given human attributes, completing the lions base in Trafalger Square and portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, whom he taught the art of etching. English painter, illustrator and designer HENRY HOWARD (1769-1847) is best known for his portraits and historical works. British artist WILLIAM COLLINS (1788-1847) is best known as a landscape and genre painter. British sculptor Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT (1775-1856) is known for his stone monuments, statues, busts and other works that are displayed at such locations as Westminster Abbey and Hyde Park. FRANCIS LEGGATT CHANTREY (1781-1841) was an English sculptor.Upon his wife's death, his entire estate and all residual income was left to the trustees of the Royal Academy of Art to purchase pieces of British art. Well into the 20th century, this estate was the primary source of new inventory for the Tate Gallery. It is still active today, supporting Tate Britain. RICHARD COOK (ca. 1784, died on March 11, 1857) was an English painter who curiously retired from the art soon after being named a Royal Academician. MARTIN ARCHER SHEE (1769-1850) was a British portrait artist who served as the President of the Royal Academy from 1830 to 1850. CHARLES LOCK EASTLAKE (1793-1865) was his successor (1850-1865). Eastlake was a British art critic and Secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He also launched the Arts & Crafts movement in the U.S. with his call for handcrafted, solid wood furniture with rectangular joinery. AUGUST W. CALLCOTT (1779-1844) painted landscapes, but turned towards painting prominent figures after he was awarded a knighthood in 1837. Condition: "Famous Painters" written in unknown hand at upper right margin of mounting sheet. Autograph manuscript (unknown hand) in French (not translated) affixed on verso, 4½x7, right portion torn away. Signature sheet is soiled and stained, touching some signatures. Mounting sheet is soiled at blank margins. Torn at left and lower edges, chipped at blank right edge.
Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Offer Review" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.
If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.