11A Parkhill Road
I met a man the other day who is an analytical chemist, working for a firm of paint manufacturers.
He told me that many concrete buildings, a few years after they were completed, showed a tendency to be affected by weather, and over large, flat areas tiny hair cracks might appear. He said that his firm, after working for several years had now perfected a preparation to prevent the weathering of concrete and when I told him about the concrete reclining figure of mine which you have bought, he said that probably it would be perfectly all right out of doors, but as nobody yet [end of p.1] knows enough about the durability of concrete, he thought it would be wiser to cover it with their preparation (which is thin and transparent and does not alter the look of the surface). He said he would give me enough to do your figure. So if you would like the reclining figure painted with this preparation I shall be very glad to come up one day to Oxford to do it.
I was very pleased when the Leicester Galleries rang me up to say that you wanted to have the sculptures and drawings you got at my exhibition. I am very happy indeed that you have them.