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np: nd. 4" x 4.75", 2pp clipped. Content: A clipped letter from Burton to a source which is publishing about him. Burton writes of his biography in his own hand, "Frederic Wm Burton. 3rd son of the Sml. Burton Esqu. & grandson of Edwa. Wm Burton of Clifden House Inchquin Co Clare. Born in Ireland in 1816. Educated at Clifton, Somerset & in Dublin where studied art & began to practice it ad the aged of 18 - painting chiefly portraits and also occasionally genre subjects"

Sir Frederic William Burton (April 1816 - March 1900 ) was an Irish painter. Sir Frederick was the third director of the National Gallery, London. During the twenty years that he held this post he was responsible for many important purchases, including master works from da Vinci, Raphael, van Dyck, Hoblein and Velazquez. The number of acquisitions made to the collection during his period of office amounts to more than 500. VG. Item #1502

"Allow me to again express my sense of the tact & good taste shown in the article...Believe me very truly yours, F W Burton"

Price: $50.00

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