POWELL, Francis. 19816



Autograph Letter Signed, to ‘Dear Lethbridge’, ordering bottles of sherry. A good one page example, 7 x 4 inches. Dunoon, 22 January 1884. Sir Francis Powell (1833-1914), watercolour painter. In 1877 he won the Haywood prize for the best watercolour exhibited in Manchester. When he was living in Glasgow in 1878 he became one of the founders of the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters. He was its first President. Works include Ben Nevis from Locheil, The Channel tug, Loch Corruisk, and The north of Arran. His work is displayed in the Victoria and Albert, in Dundee and Glasgow, in Manchester, and in Portsmouth. Powell was knighted in 1893.