SELOUS, Henry Courtney. 16373



Autograph Letter Signed, to L.Powick, about the arrangements for the removal of a fresco [at the Law Institution]. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, lightly toned. 5 Camden Street North, 6 February [1845]. Henry Courtney Selous (1803-1890), painter, illustrator and lithographer. In the 1840s he began to paint historical subjects, initially inspired by the renewed interest in history painting prompted by the New Palace of Westminster cartoon competition for the designs of frescoes on the new building in 1843. In this he submitted a picture of Boadicea Harranguing the Iceni which won a premium of £200 in 1843. He was aided by the knowledge of mural technique he had acquired by working for a panorama painter.