THEED, William 11054



Autograph Letter Signed, to Edmund Walford, thanking him for the kind notices in the Times about “my Sir Robert Peel Statue, and the bust of the late Prince of Hohenlohe”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, integral blank leaf (trace of mounting). 12A Henrietta Street. 31 October 1872. William Theed (1804-1891), sculptor, the son of the sculptor and painter William Theed the elder (1764–1817). He specialised in portraiture, and his services were extensively used by the Royal Family. In 1851 he displayed three pieces at the Great Exhibition, the most notable a marble of The Prodigal’s Return, a life-size piece, elaborately carved. From London he made further pieces for the Prince Consort, including a series of mythological reliefs for the reception rooms of Buckingham Palace. “The Queen will not be displeased in any way at the simple mention of the completion of the bust of her late sister, and that it had met with H.M.’s approval.”