Autograph Note Signed, to Mr. Carol at the Society of British Artists, asking him to deliver two pictures to Mr. Ullathorne. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, dusty, blemishes, with the address leaf, dust soiled. St. John’s Wood, 8 August 1824 Uncommon. Thomas Heaphy the elder (1775–1835) was an English water-colour painter, known also for his portraits. Heaphy was a successful painter. He devoted much of his fortune to developing land in the neighbourhood of what is now Regent’s Park, and a portion of St. John’s Wood owes its origin to him. This took him temporarily away from painting. He then established the Society of British Artists, of which he was elected the first president, and to its first exhibition, in 1824, contributed nine works, but he resigned his membership the following year.