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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).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I