Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas to 'Miss Inglis'.

Edward Le Bas (1904-1966), English painter and collector [Jean Winifred Inglis (1884-1959), artist]
Two Autograph Letters Signed from Edward Le Bas
Publication details: 
Letter One: 14 January 1934; 6 Fitzroy Square, London. Letter Two:4 August [1945?]; on letterhead of 53 Bedford Square, London.
SKU: 9803

Letter One: 12mo, 2 pp. Good on lightly-aged paper. The 'delightful drawing' she left for him is a 'wonderful surprise'. He has been 'trying some life drawing direct with the brush' and is surprised that she was able 'to put it down like that!' Letter Two: 4to, 2 pp. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. He apologizes for the delay in answering her letter and thanking her for sending one on by 'Bloggins'. He is 'an abominable letter writer though that does not mean a change of feelings to one's old friends'. He has received a letter f'rom C. B. himself about the Academy'. Advises her against getting rooms in London; it is 'most unwise as we seem to be about to raid Berlin and are sure to get it back on London'. He hopes she is 'getting some painting done'; he does a little at weekends 'but it's very depressing having to go back to the office just when things get going'. Feels that the war 'might end all of a sudden'.