LEHMANN, Rudolf. 19679

£30

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Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rudolf Lehmann’, to Egan Mew, at the magazine Literature, Printing House Square, about a possible contribution, offering “biographical recollections supplementing my book, An Artist’s Reminiscences …” 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. 28 Abercorn Place, 27 January 1899. 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.