Autograph Letter Signed, to the Secretary of the Arts Department, Crystal Palace, about her picture of a Belgian Market Woman which had not been returned after the last winter Exhibition, asking him to investigate whether the picture was sold. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, with an ink sketch of the missing picture (blank section cut away). Stamped as Received by the Crystal Palace Company, 13 June 1857. Jane Masters Macdonald (circa 1823-1909) was born into a family of artists from Cork. Her father was James McDaniel/Macdonald (circa 1789-1865) and her brother Daniel Macdonald (1820-1853), who painted the only known painting of the Great Famine. The earliest records for Jane’s works shown at the Cork Art Institute is 1841. She married William Richard Rogers and at some point moved to London. She worked as a portrait painter, exhibiting 16 works at the Royal Academy, and others at the British Institute and Suffolk Street Gallery.