John Banting, recipient: John Humphrey Spender

Note from John Banting to Humphrey Spencer

[c.1938–9]

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Torn sheet of paper with the printed number '39' in the corner and drawing on both sides, with a message that reads, 'here is a lovely design for your hall wall...' followed by suggestions for how to achieve this kind of drawing, including 'lying on your back with two long poles tied to your legs with brushes on the ends of them'. On the other side the drawing has a large 'X' with 'very bad' written next to it.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Date
[c.1938–9]
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
139 x 241 mm
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Title
Note from John Banting to Humphrey Spencer
Date
[c.1938–9]
Description
Torn sheet of paper with the printed number '39' in the corner and drawing on both sides, with a message that reads, 'here is a lovely design for your hall wall...' followed by suggestions for how to achieve this kind of drawing, including 'lying on your back with two long poles tied to your legs with brushes on the ends of them'. On the other side the drawing has a large 'X' with 'very bad' written next to it.
Format
Artwork - on paper, unique
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/14

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