PATON, Sir Joseph Noel. 21817



Autograph Letter Signed, to Maurice Lothian, hoping to avoid jury service because Paton was “about to start southwards for much-needed change” after “a three months imprisonment in Town under constant medical treatment”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. 33 George Square [Edinburgh], 25 August 1862. Sir Joseph Noel Paton (1821-1901), Scottish artist. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects. He receives a mention in Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honour trilogy. In the ‘Happy Warriors’ chapter, Ivor Claire visits Cape Town Art Gallery and sees ‘two remarkable Noel Patons’.