John Banting, recipient: John Humphrey Spender

Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender

[1938]

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This letter, written in red ink, is sent from the home of Nancy Cunard in France, 'Puits Carré, Chapelle Réanville'. John Banting refers to various pictures and asks if Humphrey Spender can photograph them. He also makes reference to his visit to Spain with Nancy Cunard during the Spanish Civil War saying that he 'saw no actual horrors' although he was once 'in the front line'. He continues in the letter by describing some of the African art objects that Nancy has in her house, and that he is hoping to work a lot.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Date
[1938]
Dimensions
228 x 177 mm
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In Tate Britain

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Title
Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender
Date
[1938]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/10

Description

This letter, written in red ink, is sent from the home of Nancy Cunard in France, 'Puits Carré, Chapelle Réanville'. John Banting refers to various pictures and asks if Humphrey Spender can photograph them. He also makes reference to his visit to Spain with Nancy Cunard during the Spanish Civil War saying that he 'saw no actual horrors' although he was once 'in the front line'. He continues in the letter by describing some of the African art objects that Nancy has in her house, and that he is hoping to work a lot.

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