Edwin Austin Abbey

The Letter

1890

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Artist
Edwin Austin Abbey 1852–1911
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 305 x 267 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by a group of admirers through John Singer Sargent 1924
Reference
N03989

Catalogue entry

N03989 THE LETTER 1890
 
Inscr. ‘E. A. Abbey 1890’ b.r.
Pen and ink, 12×10 1/2 (30·5×26·5).
Presented by a group of admirers through John Singer Sargent 1924.
Coll: Mrs E. A. Abbey.
Exh: R.A., winter 1912 (312).

Possibly an illustration to Goldsmith's The Deserted Village which Abbey was illustrating in 1890 according to E. V. Lucas (1921, 1, pp.113, 203, 239).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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