LEHMANN, Rudolf. 12285

£65

Description

Autograph Letter Signed, to T.Payne, inviting him to visit and “look at the pictures I intend for the various Exhibitions…” A good one page example 6 x 4 inches. 1 South Villas, Campden Hill Road, 22 March 1878 Wilhelm Auguste Rudolf Lehmann (1819-1905), genre and portrait painter. In 1866 Lehmann settled in London, became a British citizen, and painted his best known portraits. He married Amelia Chambers, daughter of the Scot author and naturalist Robert Chambers. Amelia’s sister Nina married Lehmann’s younger brother Frederick, and the extended social circle of the two couples included Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Lord Leighton, and other prominent figures. In 1896 a number of his engraved portraits were collected and published as Men and Women of the Century.