1923 · London
by ROTHENSTEIN, William [Sir] (1872 - 1945)
London, 1923. unbound. Both letters are signed "W. Rothenstein," written in London to Mrs. [Sylvia] Ollivant, and measure 7 x 4.25 inches. In the first, dated March 14, 1923, 1 page, Rothenstein recommends one of his brightest students to undertake the task of illustrating her book. In the second, March 17, 1923, 3 pages, the artist apologizes when he finds out that the student never completed the assignment: "...If I say that you are not more disappointed than I am it is clearly an exaggeration. It was with keen disappointment and dismay that I discovered no drawings had been made..." The first letter has a small hole in the logo in the upper left corner, along with a diagonal crease and slight discoloration at the edges; very good(-) condition. The second letter is in near fine condition. British artist and engraver best known for his creative output during both World Wars.
(Inventory #: 265891)