ALS as president signed “R. B. Hayes,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Executive Mansion letterhead, May 4, 1878. Letter to Colonel A. D. Shaw, concerning a watercolor painting for the White House collection by English landscape painter J. M. W. Turner, in full: “We have received the Turner water color. It is more easily understood than I expected of one of T’s obscurities. It is really to be prized for itself—to say nothing of the pride one feels in a Turner.” In fine condition.
Ex. Charles Hamilton, December 11, 1975; sale 93, lot 155. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.
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