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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, 29 July 1931

    See recto

    Date: 1931

  • Transcription

    Thompson for £32. I believe that Sotheby's positively omit to catalogue such drawings in order to attract the groundlings.
    I don't feel certain that either your Highland subject or mine is a Sketching Club drawing, because of the size. But I do feel pretty sure that your drawing is by the Cotman master of the Ancient Castle & mine by the Girtin master of the same in Dr Percy's series, now mine so far as concerns these two drawings.
    The R &[?] Fisher Falaise was amateur about [19 - crossed out] 1895[.] Adding to the wasted life!
    Sorry that you prefer Munnings to Shoosmith. But I went to the Academy on Saturday as part of my Victorian entertainment!
    Y[ou]rs ever
    Paul Oppé.

Letter to Kitson from Paul Oppé, 29 July 1931