Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Gilmore, agreeing to help her friend, and discussing animal painting, encouraging the use of a sketch book in nature to “draw each part and study each action for oneself”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Hotel de Longchamp, St. Lussaire, undated. Heywood Hardy (1842 –1933), British artist, in particular an animal painter and painter of horse riding scenes. He also painted landscapes and portraits, especially equestrian portraits.