A small collection of letters  from Scottish artist, Thomas Faed [1826-1900], to Henry Graves [1806-1892] printseller and publisher dating from c. 1880.
Included is an agreement between Graves and the owner of a Faed painting, 'A Flower from Paddy's Land', a financial agreement between the two regarding the work. The letters concern payments for his work from Graves for the engraving rights for works such as 'Playful Kittens' and 'From Hand to Mouth', suggesting that he buy the rights to engrave 'What is the Lassie Thinking?' [he includes a cutting from the Athaneum review of the work; a letter asking Graves if he can help a young lady studying for the stage, the granddaughter of the Scottish painter, Thomas Duncan, daughter of another painter, Alexander Fraser, landscape painter [who married Duncan's daughter]; two lletters wondering if Graves can help him find a place for a young woman, Florence Moon, 'too pretty to be idle'; a letter telling Graves he has a picture of his brother John's 'it would make a glorious engraving'; a couple of short notes regarding tickets for private views. The letters all legible with some occasional grubbiness, one or two with paper loss, but not affecting text.
Author Thomas Faed
Binding no binding