SIR GEORGE CLAUSEN Autograph Letter Signed.
English artist and Royal Academician who was one of the foremost British painters of landscapes and peasant life.
ALS. 2pp. 61 Carlton Hill, N.W.8. May 30th, 1937. To Victor Hume Moody.
"I beg to thank you for your letter and your Committee for the honour of their invitation to contribute to your forthcoming exhibition: I shall be pleased to contribute 3 oil paintings, for which I enclose list and prices. I note that your Committee will arrange for expenses of collection, transit and insurance. The pictures are here, ready for your agents." On a separate page Clausen gives "List of pictures for Malvern Exhibition. June 24 1937. 1. The Approaching Storm - Price £200. 2. Early Flowers - Price £15-15. 3. Pottery - Price £21-0-0." Each page bearing his full signature.
Oblong 12mo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Fine.
From the studio archive of Malvern artists, Victor Hume Moody and his daughter, Catherine. V.H. Moody was principal of the Malvern School of Art (1935-1962), in which post he was succeeded by his daughter. He has been called "the last classicist painter" and both he and his daughter were opposed to the onset of modernism in art. He arranged many exhibitions at the School and sometimes in collaboration with the Malvern Festival. It is in relation to one such exhibition that Sir George Clausen is writing.