STAMPA, G.L. 16584



A series of four Autograph Letters Signed, to Miss Mortimore, with seven amusing pen and ink sketches in the text, illustrating the themes of the letters. 4 letters, 11 pp., in good condition, with a separate sepia photograph of the young Stampa. 3 Clifton Hill Studios, N.W., undated. George Loraine Stampa (1875-1951), black and white artist, a contributor to Punch and other illustrated papers and magazines, also designed posters for London Transport. “The portraits I have been trying to paint lately from photographs have been … breaking great lumps off my Spirit … Now with one sad blow you have shattered the remaining slab, & I see like the pilgrim of love, there’s no rest for me but the grave … you pain me more than words can tell, or ears can hear, or crocodiles forget.”