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Description: In this chatty 2-page letter John writes to Viva King, his secretary/model, in part: “…mumps is a ridiculous anti-climax after my Spanish plans! I was to have gone off with a Frenchman–who has suddenly returned to London… but I’m afraid I should find him noisy & vociferous. Still he has two studios in Paris, one of which he offers me… my malady seems passing off to-day. I’m told it sometimes attacks men’s lower regions… If I recover as gracefully as you did I shall not complain–you looked particularly beautiful… I’m sorry you’re suffering from your gout again… read that work “Batouala” [published 1921]. David will give it [to] you.”

Augustus John (1878-1961), Welsh painter and printmaker, gained considerable fame as a portrait painter and painted many of his famous contemporaries, including: Dylan Thomas, W. B. Yeats, T. E. Lawrence, Tallulah Bankhead, etc.

Autograph letter signed on two sides of a 10″ x 6 1/2″ sheet of paper written from John’s home at Alderney Manor.┬áItem #A01331

Condition: Mailing fold lines, otherwise very good.