Título: Autograph Letter Signed (third person).
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Memorable French dilettante artist, famed fop and hanger-on, a legendary man of fashion and society wit who befriended royalty and nobility as well as Lord Byron and Benjamin Disraeli. Third person ALS, 1p, 4½" X 7" (lightly tipped to heavy stock album leaf), n.p., 1844 February 23. Very good. Lightly age toned. Interesting third-person note signed twice within the text. In part: "Count D'Orsay presents his compliments to Mr Crowley and thanks him very much for the Etching, which is admirable -- Mr Landseer Saw it, and is quite delighted with it. Count D'Orsay remembers very well, having had the pleasure of being introduced to Mr Crowley by Prince Napoleon." Crowley's identity remains a mystery, but Landseer of course refers to Edwin Landseer (1802-73), English artist famed for his paintings and sculptures of animals. d'Orsay was well known as a fanatical supporter of all things Bonaparte. Prince Louis Napoleon (later Emperor Napoleon III) was often hosted at d'Orsay's fashionable residence in London, and it may have been during one of these visits that the Prince introduced d'Orsay to Crowley. Quite handsome letter, signed two times in the third person, with interesting references. N° de ref. de la librería 29322
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