MARKS, Henry Stacy. 19623



Two Autograph Letters Signed, to “My dear Dalziel”, thanking him for the book in which “my drawings are admirably rendered”, thanking him for the cheque, etc. 2 letters, 5 pp. 8vo, in good condition. 15 Hamilton Terrace, St. John’s Wood, 2 May and undated, no year given. “As to the Spectator let it be blowed – though doubtless the article will help to sell the work – which is a first rate one for children and very thoroughly & completely done.” Henry Stacy Marks (1829-1898), artist. Marks became a member of the St John’s Wood Clique in 1862. As his career progressed, he became increasingly interested in painting birds. Possibly his most famous painting is A Select Committee (1891) which is now in the Walker Art Gallery. He was elected as a member of the Royal Academy following his painting Convocation, which was exhibited in 1878. Most of his paintings of birds were watercolours, which he exhibited at the Old Watercolour Society or at the Fine Art Society. The Dalziel brothers worked with many important Victorian artists, producing illustrations for the burgeoning magazine and book market of the period.