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Cotmania. Vol. VII. 1931-2

Archive: SDK Sydney Decimus Kitson Archive
Reference Number: SDK/1/2/1/7
Page: Inserted after fol. 5

  • Description

    Letter to Kitson from Paul Oppé, 27 July 1931

    Oppé alerts Kitson to a Cotman painting (Barmouth with Cader Idris) and items by Thomas Shotter Boys and [François Louis Thomas] Francia to be auctioned in the forthcoming Sotheby's sale of 29 July 1931.

    Date: 1931

  • Transcription

    [Printed catalogue entry, cut out and pasted onto letter]
    T. S. BOYS.
    110 Durham. Others by Ince, Francia, etc., water-colours a parcel
    [Handwritten note by Kitson]
    Sotheby's 29.7.'31.

    [Letter begins]

    Dear Sydney
    In Lot 110, parcel, at Sotheby's on Wednesday is a version of Barmouth witth Cader Idris, larger than Duke's ci-devant Clennell, & signed in the squarish print signature of the time J. S. Cotman 1801. Grey blue very Munnish with gum in the corner like my Carnarvon; a good subject, with many clumsiness [sic] like your Gorblimey, quite attractive. There are one

Letter to Kitson from Paul Oppé, 27 July 1931