Esteemed American painter (1836–1910) whose supreme skill in depicting the landscape and culture of nineteenth-century America earned him a place among the towering figures in the history of art. ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7.75, April 12, 1902. Homer writes to Frederick O. Bemm, staff photographer at the Art Institute of Chicago. In full: “I am in receipt of the photos in good condition & in my opinion they are very beautiful….” Accompanied by the unsigned first page of another letter by Homer. Light scattered toning, mild handling wear, and small losses or spots of thinning at three corners (well away from writing), otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.