1842 Autograph Letter Signed by Engraver John Scott concerning Paintings by Sir William Charles Ross and John Richard Coke Smyth.
A noted English engraver
Letter transmitting “Ross’ miniature [painting] of the Duchess of Buccleuch” in lieu of “the Drawing of Miss Liddell” and requesting that the likeness be copied into a sketch for a painting by Coke Smyth. These references are to Scottish miniaturist, Sir William Charles Ross (1794–1860), and English watercolorist, John Richard Coke Smyth (1808–1882).
John Scott (1774–1827) was a noted English engraver. “He became the ablest of English animal engravers, and his Sportsman’s cabinet, or, A correct delineation of the various dogs used in the sports of the field, 2 vols. (1803), History and Delineation of the Horse (1809), and Sportsman’s repository, comprising a series of engravings representing the horse and the dog in all their varieties, from paintings by Marshall, Reinagle, Gilpin, Stubbs, and Cooper (1820), earned for him great celebrity.” (ODNB)
Description: 1842 Autograph Letter Signed by Engraver John Scott concerning Paintings by Sir William Charles Ross and John Richard Coke Smyth.
[London?]. August 2, 1842. p. A.L.S. Sq. 8vo. To P. Cannukil[?]. Some toning or light foxing, mainly to left margin, paper residue from old mount on back, else very good.
Refs. Coke-Smyth and 1845 Court Beauty Duchess of Buccleugh by Charles Wentworth Wass after William Charles Ross | Grand Ladies | gogm accessed online. ODNB online.