BURKITT, Alexander Horace. 18594



Autograph Letter Signed, concerning Roman antiquities unearthed in the City of London, including a medal, lamps and an altar to Diana discovered during excavation work for the new Goldsmith’s Hall, incorporating two ink sketches of a coin. 3 pp. 4 x 7 inches, in good condition, lightly tipped on to part of an old album page. Bank of England, 11 December 1837 Alexander Horace Burkitt (1807-1873), artist, took an interest in antiquities, and his articles, sketches and etchings were published in British archaeological journals and the publications of the Antiquarian Etching Club during the 1840s and ’50s. After his wife died, he followed his eldest son, Horace, to Australia in 1855 and travelled and worked round Victoria and South Australia, often sketching and painting what he saw. He later settled in Queensland and is buried at Cleveland cemetery.