A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Bronson, about meeting her grand daughter, referring to international politics and preparing for the Venetian Carnival. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, remains of guard, in very good condition. 2727 San Maurizio [Venice], 5 January 1897. Henry Woods (1846-1921), artist. Woods first went to Venice in 1876 on the recommendation of his lifelong friend, Luke Fildes. Most of his exhibited paintings are of Venetian scenes. The Bronson family held a central position within Venetian society, having settled in Venice in 1876. Katherine Bronson was related to Whistler’s early patron, Thomas De Kay Winans.The Bronsons lived at Ca’ Alvisi, situated at the mouth of the Grand Canal opposite Santa Maria della Salute.