BARTHOLOMEW, Valentine. 17243



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Montague, saying he will attend to her commission when he has the right pencil, discussing family health matters, and his wife’s hard work at Photography. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. 23 Charlotte Street, 15 October 1858. Valentine Bartholomew (1799 – 1879), flower painter. Bartholomew became an early member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, which he joined in 1835. He had a special talent for flower painting, a branch of art which he pursued with much success, his works being chiefly remarkable for the great care and the large scale on which they were carried out. ‘Azaleas ‘ and “Camellias” are in the South Kensington Museum. Bartholomew held for many years the post of Flower Painter in Ordinary to the Queen from 1837.