Letters, drawings and a sketchbook from John Banting to Humphrey Spender

[1930s–1960s]

collection owner: John Humphrey Spender, ‘Letters, drawings and a sketchbook from John Banting to Humphrey Spender’ [1930s–1960s]

This collection consists of material sent from John Banting to the photographer and Mass Observation researcher, Humphrey Spender, from which one sketchbook, dated 'August 1936' has been digitised. The sketchbook appears to cover a period before John Banting's solo exhibition at the Storran Gallery in 1938 and includes drawings of unidentified individuals who may have been friends of Banting at this time, as well as numerous sketches of natural and abstract or surreal forms. Items of correspondence, also contained within this collection, suggest that Spender may have taken this sketchbook to work on when staying in the Spender's cottage in Sussex. Details of this correspondence, as well as further loose sketches and proof prints sent from Banting to Spender can be found on the Archive Catalogue.

Collection Owner
John Humphrey Spender 1910–2005
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
This collection was presented to the Tate Archive by Humphrey Spender in 1997.
Reference
TGA 9717

1 object in this collection

Title
Letters, drawings and a sketchbook from John Banting to Humphrey Spender
Date
[1930s–1960s]
Description
This collection consists of material sent from John Banting to the photographer and Mass Observation researcher, Humphrey Spender, from which one sketchbook, dated 'August 1936' has been digitised. The sketchbook appears to cover a period before John Banting's solo exhibition at the Storran Gallery in 1938 and includes drawings of unidentified individuals who may have been friends of Banting at this time, as well as numerous sketches of natural and abstract or surreal forms. Items of correspondence, also contained within this collection, suggest that Spender may have taken this sketchbook to work on when staying in the Spender's cottage in Sussex. Details of this correspondence, as well as further loose sketches and proof prints sent from Banting to Spender can be found on the Archive Catalogue.
Reference
TGA 9717

Showing 1 object

John Banting Sketchbook by John Banting

[c.1936–7]