CLIFFORD, Edward. 16543



Autograph Letter Signed, to Lady Cecilia, inviting her to his studio to hear Hannah Smith of Philadelphia, “a quakeress, a great optimist” and supporter of women’s suffrage. 1 page 8 x 5 inches, foxing spots. 1 Studios, Campden Hill Road, 31 May 1890. Edward Clifford (1844-1907) is best known for his portraits in watercolour, and was associated with the Aesthetic Movement in late 19th-century England. He was also honorary Secretary of the Church Army, which evangelised for the Church of England. Clifford visited India and Kashmir to learn about methods of controlling leprosy. He returned to England and then travelled to Honolulu and visited the leper colony in Kalaupapa, Hawaii in 1868, where he met Father Damien.