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Lot 437

Letters.- Lear (Edward) 2 part Autograph Letters to lady Wyatt, 4pp., 8vo, Southwold, 8th September 1869, & n.p., n.d., 2 parts of Nonsense Letters with 2 small pen and ink drawings, folds, some slight marking and browning.

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) 2 part Autograph Letters to Lady Wyatt, 4pp., 8vo, Southwold, 8th September 1869 & n.p. & n.d., 2 parts of "Nonsense" letters with 2 small pen and ink drawings, "All at once the 183 little dogs by a Nimpulse, swam across the swollen flood, warbling in chorus the beautiful words of the poet, 'Flow down cold revulet to the sea' - &c &c, - till on reaching the 74 calves they seized their noses, ears, & tails, and... dragged the whole party to the shingly banks of the shore opposite where their almost despairing parients, cowed by their recent affliction and bullied by the impendious oxident which had occurred, were heiferlastingly stamping in the melancholy mud", tipped-in on card mounts, folds, some slight marking and browning.

⁂ Mary Wyatt (d. 1894), daughter of Iltyd Nicholl of Ham, Glamorgan, wife of Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877), architect and writer on art. Secretary to the executive committee of the Great Exhibition in 1851 and later, first Slade Professor of Fine Arts in Cambridge.

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Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) 2 part Autograph Letters to Lady Wyatt, 4pp., 8vo, Southwold, 8th September 1869 & n.p. & n.d., 2 parts of "Nonsense" letters with 2 small pen and ink drawings, "All at once the 183 little dogs by a Nimpulse, swam across the swollen flood, warbling in chorus the beautiful words of the poet, 'Flow down cold revulet to the sea' - &c &c, - till on reaching the 74 calves they seized their noses, ears, & tails, and... dragged the whole party to the shingly banks of the shore opposite where their almost despairing parients, cowed by their recent affliction and bullied by the impendious oxident which had occurred, were heiferlastingly stamping in the melancholy mud", tipped-in on card mounts, folds, some slight marking and browning.

⁂ Mary Wyatt (d. 1894), daughter of Iltyd Nicholl of Ham, Glamorgan, wife of Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820-1877), architect and writer on art. Secretary to the executive committee of the Great Exhibition in 1851 and later, first Slade Professor of Fine Arts in Cambridge.

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