Two autograph letters; the first offering to write an article on Henry Moore, the second more than mildly peeved at realising there is no fee
Patrick Heron [1920-1999] artist and writer. One of the foremost abstract British artists of his generation. One page letter to Michael Rothenstein [1908-1993] artist and printmaker dated June 15th 1950. I should be very glad to write something on Henry Moore...the drawing and painting..is particularly interesting to me. Also it has received less attention critics than the sculpture. ....you don't say how long the piece should be....(nor do you mention whether there is the likelihood of contributors to your book being rewarded by a fee, however modest!) I am not sure that I would call Moore a Romantic: but Imaginative is a different matter of course... With a second autograph letter dated June 26th the same year from St Ives. Dear Rothenstein, I'm afraid I must back out, for two reasons. As things are I cannot possibly write the essay before late August : I don't leave this place until July 20th ; and I have come here to avoid writing ! The other thing is that I really don't want to make a habit of writing articles of 3000 words and more for no payment - I can't really afford it....
Author Patrick Heron
Binding no binding
Condition Very good