RAJON, Paul Adolphe. 19322



Autograph Letter Signed ‘P.Rajon’, to Tom Taylor, the editor of Punch, saying that he now has in his possession a proof of his etching of Charles Darwin, discussing different ways of getting it to London. In French. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, black borders, with an integral blank leaf (residue of corner mounts on verso). Auvers, 5 July, c.1875-76. Paul-Adolphe Rajon (1843-1888), etcher. Rajon found a productive niche for himself in Britain where, from 1873, he came to spend six months of each year exhibiting at The Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and the Manchester City Art Gallery. His famous etching of Charles Darwin was after an oil by Walter William Ouless, exhibited Royal Academy, 1875.