THEED, William. 21541



Autograph Letter Signed, asking for “the address of the Photographist who made the Photograph of my statue of Hallam the Historian to be engraved for the Leisure Hour”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, one small marginal tear, otherwise good. 12A Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, 26 July 1862. 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.