Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 205

Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
WEST, BENJAMIN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Benj'n West," to Richard Phillips, explaining that the delay in reply was due to gout, and inviting him to visit to clarify his desires concerning the artworks. 1 page, 8vo; some loss to upper edge (not affecting text), horizontal folds. [London], 17 February 1814

Additional Details

". . . It has been the gout in my right hand, which deprived me of the power of the pencil, as well as the pen . . . .
". . . [I]n conversation on the subject of your letter, I may more clearly understand what is your wish respecting my picture, and the wood print."