Franklin

Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1887.

Author/Creator:
C. W. Smartt & Son.
Publication:
1887.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
2 items (3 leaves).
Subjects:
Halliwell-Phillips, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Portraits.
Form/Genre:
Photoprints.
Biography/History:
C. W. Smartt & Son was a firm of artists and photographers in Leamington and Stratford-on-Avon.
Summary:
The letter refers to a lifesize oil portrait of Shakespeare at Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford; Smartt & Son have been able to produce painted oil copies of it in a variety of sizes, which they offer for sale. The firm received Furness' name from J. O. Halliwell-Phillips, who is mentioned in the letter.
Also includes one undated sepia-toned photograph labelled "Arley Brook, S.T. & 'Sancho,'" of a bearded man with a dog at the edge of a stream.
Contained In:
H. H. Furness Memorial Library manuscript collection.
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