Autograph Letter Signed, to Miss Priestley, acknowledging her congratulations on his election (as A.R.A in 1897), explaining that “it was all John Sargent’s doing, & I am proud that my election took place at the same time as his election”. 1 page 6 x 4 inches, fine. 54 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, 19 January [1897/8]. Alfred Parsons RA (1847–1920), artist: illustrator, landscape painter and garden designer, and author of Notes In Japan (1895). He was elected Associate Member of the Royal Academy (ARA) in 1897 and Royal Academician (RA) in 1911.