John Banting, recipient: John Humphrey Spender

Part of a letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender, titled ‘Second Chapter’

[c.1930s–1940s]

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In this letter titled 'IInd Chapter', John Banting says that as he has already written too much he will continue. He expresses how it 'is good to work together', and asks Spender for advice on a lily he is painting, which he is getting bored of. He continues by offering advice on the decoration of various rooms. He ends by confessing, 'I implore you to do lots of things and then grumble when you do them - you might say but you could do them in a different way, which is the whole point'.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Date
[c.1930s–1940s]
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Title
Part of a letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender, titled ‘Second Chapter’
Date
[c.1930s–1940s]
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/31

Description

In this letter titled 'IInd Chapter', John Banting says that as he has already written too much he will continue. He expresses how it 'is good to work together', and asks Spender for advice on a lily he is painting, which he is getting bored of. He continues by offering advice on the decoration of various rooms. He ends by confessing, 'I implore you to do lots of things and then grumble when you do them - you might say but you could do them in a different way, which is the whole point'.

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