Letter written by Beatrice Huntington to Edith Collier

Beatrice Huntington, Author

This is one of the letters in our collection. It was made in London, England, Great Britain in 23 Oct 1919.
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150 Coblevue [?] Court S.W.5
October 23 1919
Dear Collier. We were so disappointed not being able to go to see you last monday but I was absolutely knocked flat with a queer kind of cold, so my friends sent a wire, which we hope you received early. The other object of this letter is
i- I have found you a critic. If you still want one – He is a very good artist indeed. An excellent man all round, a very sound draftsman - & an excellent painter. He came up & saw my work & I found him very helpful indeed - He is one of those rare painters who can draw magnificently, of course don’t be too hopeful, but as I say, he has helped me to an extraordinary extent. He charges a guinea. Perhaps you have heard of him or seen his work. “Wildman!” If you would like him to criticize your work let me know & I will ask him to write to you & fix a date! You are so anxious to improve your drawing, that is why I have kept you in mind - & having proved his excellence as a critic strongly advise you to get his info – You will find him very
friendly & kind, not a bit awe inspiring. He is a Lancashireman [sic] – studied in London. & in Paris – the latter under Castelluchs. Let me know as soon as you can, I enclose a ticket for the Ouatomy [?] which Miss Dreschfield asked me to give you. With our kindest regards.
Sincerely – Yours
Beatrice [illeg.] Huntington
This record represents an archive item and has related works.
Sheet 1 176 x 225 mm
Sheet 2 176 x 112 mm
ink on paper
Letter written by Beatrice Huntington to Edith Collier, handwritten in black ink on both sides of the first sheet of unlined paper which is larger and was folded in half, written on one side of the second sheet of unlined paper which is half the size and not folded.
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Collection of The Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.
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Acquisition Date
Circa 1985



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