Émile Antoine Verpilleux Letter to James Bolivar Manson 16 February 1914
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[Handwritten:] Feb. 16th 1914
I hope to spend a month painting in Holland from the beginning of March, & if I do anything good [end of p.1] would like you to come & spend an afternoon here to see stuff.
I feel curious as to the main objection to my candidature at Fitzroy St. Am I overstepping the bounds of etiquette in asking you to give me a hint of it? I am naturally very [?interested] in my own work, & the verdict given of course is in the nature of a criticism & it would be helpful to know on what grounds it stands. Still I must not worry you with this as you have already taken a lot of trouble.
I am not meaning in the slightest that I have lost confidence, for I am far too [?certain] of my [?own merits &] ideal but for that reason would like to know where the sympathy to aims, ends, between myself & fellow artists.
Yours very sincerely
How to cite
Émile Antoine Verpilleux, Letter to James Bolivar Manson, 16 February 1914, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www