SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTER + ETCHING.
KEPT WAITING. Etching on tinted paper of an old man mopping his brow outside a front door. Image size: 3 7/8 x 3". Overall size: 14 3/8 x 10 1/2". WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER dd. Jan. 16th 1888 to Dear Bowler, asking if he can help with suggestions for a young man to fill a post in teaching Oil Painting & school drawing, £150 a year for one day a week ".My friend Dr. Crowden, Headmaster of the Elizabethan Cranbrook Grammar Scool (the fame of which you may know) wants a good Drawing Master.". On the reverse, Bowler has added a reply ."Tried O'Hagreen.Mr. Crowden behaved badly after all my trouble.the .mayor Whitaker Allen"!! v.g. clear impression. J.C. Horsley Painter, 1817-1903. Designed the first Christmas Card in 1843. The Rev. Doctor Charles Crowden, headmaster of Cranbrook Grammar School (1850-1888), he resigned in 1888 (perhaps connected with this letter of the same date), caused by unfriendly relations with the Govenors. He went to Eastbourne College and took with him 2 thirds of the boarders & One third of the Masters. CranbrookSchool, Kent. Founded in 1518 during the Reign of King Henry VIII. N° de ref. de la librería 2439
Título: SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTER + ETCHING.
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