DescriptionWinslow Homer Autograph Illustrated Letter Thrice Signed. Three pages (two sheets), 5" x 7.75", Scarboro Beach [Maine], August 26, 1904, to "Mssrs. Doll & Richards," managers of Homer's Boston art gallery. The American artist includes an illustration of a sketch book on page three of his letter. In his illustration, Homer entitles the sketch book "W H".
Pages one and two of the letter reads, "Gentlemen, Having sold a picture after waiting a year & a half I now propose painting another & as that subject of the Rapids upper Saguenay River is the most easy thing I can as I have many studies of the subject & even a trip up there at this time of year is not a bad thing. I will ask you to send me the three drawings lately submitted to you. Yours very truly [signed] Winslow Homer." Docketed in pencil on page one, "Augt 29/04."
Page three reads, "Please put them in that sketch book [here, Homer includes a sketch] & wrap them up on strong paper & send by American Express to Winslow Homer Scarboro Beach Maine." Docketed in a different hand on the verso, "Winslow Homer / Letter Aug. 26/04."
Around the time Winslow Homer wrote this letter, his primary gallery was Doll & Richards of Boston, established in 1866. Near the time he wrote this, he switched to Knoedler & Co. of New York City. These pages exhibit smoothed creases with pin holes in the top left corner of both sheets.
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