Autograph Letter Signed, explaining that he is not prepared to part with his father’s sketches, but providing the address of his mother who “still has some portfolios of sketches”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, traces of mounting, in good condition. 96 Fellows Road, undated. Gordon Frederick Browne (1858-1932), artist and children’s book illustrator. He was born in Banstead, the younger son of notable book illustrator Hablot Knight Browne (“Phiz”). From the 1880s, Browne was one of Britain’s most prolific illustrators.