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Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916) Autograph Letter Signed, 17 February 1914.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916) Autograph Letter Signed, 17 February 1914.
Single page, inscribed on one side. To Weda Cook (1867-1937) declining her request for his portrait of her, The Concert Singer. Some old folds, short tear affecting two words, adhesions to verso, in Eakins's delicate hand, 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (See John Wilmerding's Thomas Eakins for reference to this letter.)
[Together with] Black-and-white photograph of Cook by John Wright, faded, short tear, fold that cracks the surface, some spots, adhesions on verso, 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.
"Dear Weda,
I was very glad to have your note. I cannot however part with the picture. It must be largely exhibited yet. I have many memories of it, some happy, some sad.
Your boy can see it any time. Probably it will be his some day but not now.
I have been very sick but the physician assures me that I will recover.
Yours truly,
Thomas Eakins"
Estimate $7,500-9,500

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Thomas Eakins, The Concert Singer, John Wright, physician