|Creator:||Doyle, Richard, 1824-1883|
 March 27
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Pasted inside cover: dealer's description of manuscript.
In gilt on cover: Richard Doyle 1824 1883. Autograph letter containing three drawings to Lady Gordon.
Binding: full red morocco folder; gilt decoration.
Richard Doyle (1824-1883) was an artist and caricaturist, who designed the cover of "Punch" and contributed to over a thousand "Punch" cartoons.
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Letter from Doyle to Lucie, Lady Duff Gordon, which primarily discusses politics and social news. The letter begins with a detailed description of his recent visits to the sessions of the House of Commons, including a summary of Sir James Graham's speeches and an unfavorable description of Sir Robert Peel. He also speculates about the marriage prospects and "wicked conspiracy" surrounding Miss Talbot; describes a night at a performance of the opera Lucia di Lammermoor; and mentions his social visits to other artists.
Also contained in the letter are three pen drawings: one of Sir Robert Peel; another of the crowd at the Italian opera; and a caricature of his idea for an exhibit of the Whig Ministers at Madame Tussaud's wax museum.
1 v. (12 p.) ; 18 x 11 cm.
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