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MARINA (Duchess of Kent, 1906-1969, Princess of Greece) & Sir Cecil BEATON (1904-1980, Photographer & Designer)

Excellent portrait bromide print photo by Cecil Beaton signed and dated, showing the Princess half length, wearing a spectacular amount of jewellery and decorations, 9½" x 8", no place, signature very faded so it is almost illegible but it can be made out

Item Date:  1944
Stock No:  41751      £500

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MAROCHETTI (Carlo, Baron, 1805-1867, Italian-born Sculptor, R.A.)

Autograph Letter Signed 'C Marochetti' to 'My dear Aran', telling him not to "fear any mistake about the bas reliefs of the Queen's statue. I am not yet ready to cast them and I will not finish the moulds without showing them to the Committee. As to the Statue of Sir Rt Peel, if it is given to Hoffman[?] I will have the greatest pleasure in assisting him in any way, if I can enable him to do a good statue, if he required my advice and the documents I have in my hands. If I have no work occupying my men and my foundry when his model is completed I shall be glad to give him the disposal of them and he will not be in a difficulty, because the foundry of Mr Robinson in Pimlico will always be a resource to him, in case I could not give him much assistance. I hope I shall see you soon. I am finishing my models in order to be taking some holydays, which I deserve, you may be sure of it! Remember me to our dear freinds ...", 4 sides 8vo., Brompton, 22nd August

Item Date:  1853
Stock No:  41734      £225

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MARY-40686-1.jpg THE 80TH BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN MARY
[MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953, Queen of George V), GEORGE VI (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), ELIZABETH (The Queen Mother, 1900-2002, his Queen) & their daughters ELIZABETH (1926-2022, Queen of Great Britain) & MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Countess of Snowdon), Louis MOUNTBATTEN (of Burma, 1900-1979, Admiral of the Fleet) & his wife The Hon. EDWINA (1901-1960, Countess, Chairman of the Red Cross), Prince PHILIP(Duke of Edinburgh, 1921-2021, Consort of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain), HENRY (Duke of Gloucester, 1900-1974, Officer in the 10th Hussars, Marshal of the RAF, Governor General of Australia, Uncle of Elizabeth II), his wife ALICE CHRISTABEL SCOTT(1901-2004, Duchess of Gloucester), Princess ALICE (of Athlone, 1883-1981, Daughter of Leopold, Duke of Albany, Grand-daughter of Queen Victoria) and her husband ALEXANDER of Athlone (Prince Alexander of Teck, 1874-1957, Queen Mary's Brother, Governor General of Canada, husband of Princess Alice, from 1917 Earl of), Princess VICTORIA ALBERTA (1863-1950, later Marchioness of Milford Haven and mother of Earl Mountbatten, eldest daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and By Rhine, and of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria) and Princess MARINA (Duchess of Kent, 1906-1968, Princess of Greece) with many other members of the Royal Family]

Magnificent unsigned Group photo by Dorothy Wilding with her studio label on the verso showing her half length, seated in the centre of the family group, the King and Queen are either side of her with the Princess and other members of the family sitting and standing around her with several children on the floor, 14½" x 8½" in mount 19" x 18", no place but Buckingham Palace, 26th May

Item Date:  1947
Stock No:  40686      £750

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MAZZINI-41738-1.jpg MAZZINI REFERRING TO HIS POLISH COMMITTEE AND LEADING FIGURES OF THE JANUARY 1863 UPRISING
MAZZINI (Giuseppe, 1805-1872, Italian Patriot)

Autograph Letter Signed in English to an unnamed correspondent saying that "There is in being a central Polish Committee: the treasurer is Monsieur Edmond de Lafayette, Quai Malaquais n.3. But I fear the funds would be applied to exiles residing in France. The treasurer would no doubt answer the question. General Langewicz now in Switzerland and General Bossack in Florence would most likely be the most convenient persons to whom to send funds for the proposal you mention. I am in contact with both ...", 1 side sm. 8vo., 2 Onslow Terrace, Fulham Road, 4th March circa

Item Date:  1866
Stock No:  41738      £1275

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