1886 German Manuscript Letter About Art from Polish Artist Tadeusz Rybkowski to Rev George William Douglas in NYC

1886 German Manuscript Letter About Art from Polish Artist Tadeusz Rybkowski to Rev George William Douglas in NYC

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On offer is a German language letter written and signed by Tadeusz Rybkowski (Polish, 1848-1926) to Reverend George William Douglas in German (1850-1926). 

This letter is written on Rybkowski letterhead and dated January 14, 1886. It is addressed to Rev Douglas, who is in New York. Very loose translation of the letter indicates that Rybkowski is praising Douglas for his success and discussing the purchase of artwork. 


Tadeusz Rybkowski - Painter and illustrator. He studied at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts in studio Wladyslaw Łuszczkiewicz, he continued from 1875 to 1877 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In addition, private lessons Leopold Löffler and Hans Makart. After completion of education remained in Austria, where he went on trips to Italy and Germany. In 1893 he moved to Lviv, where he was a teacher of drawing at the State Industrial School. In addition, running a private school of painting and drawing for women. The most common theme appearing in his compositions are rural scenes, hunting, sledding, fairs, scenes from the life of Hutsul. He illustrated the book dealt with the wall painting. (Quoted from Artlist online).

Rev. George William Douglas, D.D., New York, Canon of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Director of The Churchman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Christian Unity Foundation, New York;, and had been rector of St. John's church on Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. Later at Trinity Trinity Church on the Green New Haven, Connecticut; 1895 The Rev. George William Douglas becomes Rector. In 1896 Rev. George William Douglas (1850- 1926) preaches Sermon on the Work of the Parish on the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 19, 1896. (From Trinity New Haven CT online).

The letter measures 6-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches flat folded to 6-3/4 x 4-1/2 inches (was fold again but now flat 4pp with page 1 and 3 with hand-written 2pp letter. Overall G. 

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