Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 143

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins (1855-1936)
Four Autograph Letters Signed.

Four letters written on wove bifolia stationery sheets, each with her 14 Buckingham Street, Strand W.C. [London] address printed at the top; each addressed to Robert Underwood Johnson (1853-1937) in his capacity as editor of The Century Magazine, dated 13 January; 3 February; 17 February; and 21 February, 1900, each letter approximately 7 x 4 1/2 in. folded, one with some chipping. (4).

Each letter concerns art and articles sent to Johnson for publication. Both Robins Pennell and her husband Joseph Pennell were writing and illustrating for the magazine at this time. They were busy putting together articles on Mont St. Michel, pitching story ideas, submitting text and images, and taking editorial notes on the revision of same, as reflected in the letters here.