BURTON, William Shakespeare. 16908



Autograph Letter Signed, addressed ‘Dear Friend’, about his child model for a painting of the Children in the Wood, the possibility of using his correspondent’s daughter, working against time for the Wood Engravers, etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Undated. A good letter by William Shakespeare Burton (1824 –1916), English genre and historical painter, remembered for The Wounded Cavalier (1855). “… and last, and largest, have had a Headache ..of such Imperial Mightiness and Royal Graciousness that it would allow nothing mundane to be attended to but the High and Supreme Painfulness.”