Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Cooke [E.W.Cooke, artist], asking for a Ticket for the Private View of Old Master Works at the Royal Academy, saying he has left Guernsey covered with snow, etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Woodley Hill, Farley, Reading, undated. Paul Jacob Naftel (1817-1891), painter in water-colours, was born in Guernsey and educated in Germany. He made the designs to illustrate Ansted and Latham’s book on the Channel Islands. Naftel was extremely prolific, producing over 1000 works during his lifetime. He came to particular prominence when he recorded Queen Victoria’s visit to Guernsey in 1846, with the resulting prints published in the Illustrated London News. In 1856 he was elected to the Society of Painters in Water-colours.