Lot 38: Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer,
December 14, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Lear (Edward, landscape painter and writer, 1812-88) Autograph Letter signed to "Dear Madam" [almost certainly Lady Waterford], 4pp., 8vo, 65 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, 17th July 1853, informing her, in view of her wish to see Holman Hunt's paintings, that he had called on Hunt the day before and found that he had completed his painting ['The Light of the World'], "his painting from the text 'I stand at the door and knock' and another painting, 'The Hireling Shepherd' was also there", and asking if she would like to bring her sister, Lady Canning and further asking if they would like him to go with them, tape marks on first page, folds, slightly browned. Lear and Holman Hunt first met in 1852 and became close friends after spending months together in Sussex and travelling up the Nile together. ***Holman Hunt's 'Light of the World' and 'The Hireling Shepherd' are in Manchester Art Gallery..