John Banting, recipient: John Humphrey Spender

Correspondence card from John Banting to Humphrey Spender

[c.December 1938]

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On this card, written in multiple colours of ink, John Banting writes he is 'drunk with the sight of flowers' he refers to 'Stephen' and also mentions that 'Picasso may be coming soon'. He talks about the flowers in Spender's garden, and that he has warm feelings for Spender. He also refers to Caledonian Market on Friday and African beads, as in TGA 9717/1/2. He explains that a plant in Spender's garden with varigated nettle-shaped leaves is called 'Coleus'.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Date
[c.December 1938]
Medium
Ink on card
Dimensions
88 x 138 mm
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Title
Correspondence card from John Banting to Humphrey Spender
Date
[c.December 1938]
Description
On this card, written in multiple colours of ink, John Banting writes he is 'drunk with the sight of flowers' he refers to 'Stephen' and also mentions that 'Picasso may be coming soon'. He talks about the flowers in Spender's garden, and that he has warm feelings for Spender. He also refers to Caledonian Market on Friday and African beads, as in TGA 9717/1/2. He explains that a plant in Spender's garden with varigated nettle-shaped leaves is called 'Coleus'.
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/13

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