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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. 21

  • Description

    Letter to Kitson from H. I. Kay

    In praise of Cotman's Barnard Castle

    Date: 1932

  • Transcription

    2 August 1932

    Sir, O Sir – This drawing you have so wisely bought must surely contain the very essence of Cotman the landscape painter, and must too be a perfect distillation of English pastoral landscape. I say ‘must’ because I am judging from the excellent photograph you have sent me, but I can imagine the colour and light from having seen Miss Lupton’s drawing – which is obviously closely related to it. The

Letter to Kitson from H. I. Kay