John Banting, recipient: Margaret Low

Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender and Margaret Low

1 July 1938

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This letter begins with a large illuminated branching 'D' for 'Dears', and has some decorative cut out elements to it. There is also the occasional Spanish word used throughout the text.
Sent from Nancy Cunard's house in France, John Banting writes that he will be returning soon to England, as his parents are unwell. He also asks if he may be able to spend a week or so in the Spender's house in the country to finish some work for his upcoming exhibition in November. He describes where he is currently staying and that he has been completing household chores with Nancy Cunard and a refugee from Spain.

Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
Margaret Low died 1945
Date
1 July 1938
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Created by
John Banting 1902–1971
Recipient
Margaret Low died 1945
Title
Letter from John Banting to Humphrey Spender and Margaret Low
Date
1 July 1938
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717/1/9

Description

This letter begins with a large illuminated branching 'D' for 'Dears', and has some decorative cut out elements to it. There is also the occasional Spanish word used throughout the text.
Sent from Nancy Cunard's house in France, John Banting writes that he will be returning soon to England, as his parents are unwell. He also asks if he may be able to spend a week or so in the Spender's house in the country to finish some work for his upcoming exhibition in November. He describes where he is currently staying and that he has been completing household chores with Nancy Cunard and a refugee from Spain.

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