Autograph Letter Signed, to Harry S.Samuel, about the dispatch of the two drawings, their insurance and Customs declaration, saying he has added a few autographs, “such as I could lay my hands on”, for his correspondent’s collection. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, folds, in very good condition. Rue Blanche 45, Paris, 20 July 1870. Uncommon. William Wyld (1806-1889), English painter, under Vernet’s patronage, received many commissions for orientalist paintings. In 1851 his admirer Queen Victoria commissioned paintings of Liverpool and Manchester to celebrate her visit there, which remain in the Royal Collection along with examples of his orientalist works. His View of Manchester has become an iconic image of the 19th-century Cottonopolis.