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Sickert (Walter, painter, printmaker and member of the Camden Town Group, 1860-1942) 2 Autograph Letters and 1 autograph note signed to Vanessa Bell, 5pp. & 1 envelope, Pemroke Gardens, London & nr. Dieppe, [1880s] & 8th November 1920; with 1 Autograph Letter signed from Vanessa Bell to Thérèse Lessore and 4 Autograph Letters signed from Thérèse Lessore to Vanessa Bell, folds (9)

⁂ A good group of correspondence between the three artists. In the first letter to Bell, Sickert comments "I did not know you were a painter. The other day I was looking carefully through a N. E. A. C. [New English Art Club] catalogue & saw your name as an exhibitor". The second letter is written in the wake of the death of Sickert's second wife, Christine Drummond with Sickert reminiscing about their time together. Vanessa Bell's letter discusses the decision by her, Duncan Grant and Keith Baynes to leave the London Group. The letters by Lessore are all written following Sickert's death, discussing his final moments "He did not suffer much at the end & was very peaceful fading out" as well as future plans for meetings, exhibitions and life in London during the Blitz "The noise is ghastly when they raid".

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Sickert (Walter) 2 Autograph Letters signed to Vanessa

Estimate £500 - £700Sep 26
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature