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Dated "Palace of Westminster" 20 November, 1861. To E.M. (Edward Matthew) Ward, R.A., informing him that "the Paymaster General has been authorized to pay to you the sum of six hundred pounds, being the amount due to you for the fresco of 'Charles II assisted in his Escape by Jane Lane" executed for the Commons' Corridor in the Palace of Westminster". Eastlake (1793-1865) was a painter, president of the Royal Academy, and the first director of the National Gallery. The architect and furniture designer Charles Locke Eastlake was his nephew. E.M. Ward (1816-1879) was a painter of historical scenes. His "Charles II assisted in his Escape..." was one of a series of frescoes "painted on slabs of slate from finished studies, and then fixed in position." (Campbell Dodgson in DNB).One page, three folds reinforced by tape on the obverse, beginning to separate at one of the folds, paper toned. In Good condition.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed.
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Seller ID: eastlake,c.l.charleslock.160datedpalaceofwestmin