Autograph Letter Signed, to ‘My dear Boucher’, thanking him for news and for his kind letter of congratulations. A good one page example, 7 x 4½ inches. Quarry Edge, Cookham Dene, Berkshire, 22 January 1898. Edward John Gregory (1850 – 1909), painter, born at Southampton, began work at the age of fifteen in the engineers drawing office of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Afterwards he studied at South Kensington, and about 1871 entered on a successful career as an illustrator and as an admirable painter in oil and water colour. He was elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1883, academician in 1898, and president of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1898.