Autograph letter signed from George Scharf, London, to Charles Kean [manuscript], 1856 August 16.

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Scharf, George, Sir, 1820-1895,. Autograph letter signed from George Scharf, London, to Charles Kean [manuscript], 1856 August 16.

Autograph letter signed from George Scharf, London, to Charles Kean [manuscript], 1856 August 16.

Scharf sends a note from Charles Newton about painting oriental and tropical scenery (no longer present). Also refers to "the wine mixing and the Pyrrhic," probably a reference to Kean's 1856 production of The winter's tale which features in Pyrrhic dance in Act I, scene 2. Address on item: 1 Torrington Square.

2 leaves ; 19 x 12 cm.

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