presents his Compliments to
Mr Bull & many thanks for his
trouble about the fine impression of the Dance of Death. Begs his
patience till next week in respect to the G.P.
which was left at Ealing2 last
[Stamp (postmark)] triangular: [...]
GP = great paper. Pennant may here be referring to his
own extra-illustrated A tour in Wales
(1778) (see here [external link]
and here [external link]
), which he would have been prepared to
show other like-minded illustrators such as Bull and, possibly, Gulston (see
note 2, below).2.
Correspondence from Foote Gower addressed to Pennant at
Great Ealing, Middlesex in April 1778, and from Pennant to his son, David at
'Great Ealing by London' in January 1779, is found at WCRO CR 2017/TP241
and /429. It seems likely that David Pennant was a pupil at Great Ealing
school. Note also that Ealing Grove in Middlesex was the home of the book
and art collector Joseph Gulston, transformed into an Italianate villa
following his marriage in 1767. ODNB
s.n. Joseph Gulston.