Letters from Francis

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I, Bunnywugs am repainting your mother's portrait.   was extravagant the other day and got an Indian tablecloth very gay and rich in colour and am using it as a keynote to brighten the whole thing up. I think it might come off (not the tablecloth) your mother is very patient. she knitted me a pullover   perfect fit and I like it very much isn't she a dear? I feel very proud having you both as my friends.   ... ...   I go on painting - or as Bill Dungates observed - still churning them out - I let it pass. but took a dim view- Well Moyra I'm ashamed of this effort. please excuse - I would like to have written a really nice letter God love you Affectionately Francis Regards to Rodger and Nigel
Excerpt from April 1958 letter.    10 Forth Street 4/4/58   Moyra my dear I feel I just must thank you for sharing your visit to the Tate to see your favourite Masters who are also mine – Thanks for the P.C. of Munch’s ‘branke kind’. No doubt you will have observed how much Kokoschka is indebted to him. I’m glad you noticed his work.Phillipson I hear has a very successful exhibition and a very profitfull one too at Aitken Dott. His show was reviewed in the highest terms by Allan Carr in last nights Art Review. I was very pleased to hear it – because I think he is the most enterprising painter in Scotland – more power to his elbow I’ve had Bill Dungate working in the studio all this week – He has a fortnights holiday and is working hard    I think he means business.I go on plodding as usual. Mrs Hislop thinks she has seen you somewhere...    I am very fortunate in having you as a friend – you do cheer me up – you seem to remember all the work you saw at No. 10 – you are the only one I am sure. Bless you my dear. God love you all. Bunnywugs.

Letters from Francis

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I, Bunnywugs am repainting your mother's portrait.   was extravagant the other day and got an Indian tablecloth very gay and rich in colour and am using it as a keynote to brighten the whole thing up. I think it might come off (not the tablecloth) your mother is very patient. she knitted me a pullover   perfect fit and I like it very much isn't she a dear? I feel very proud having you both as my friends.   ... ...   I go on painting - or as Bill Dungates observed - still churning them out - I let it pass. but took a dim view- Well Moyra I'm ashamed of this effort. please excuse - I would like to have written a really nice letter God love you Affectionately Francis Regards to Rodger and Nigel
Excerpt from April 1958 letter. 10 Forth Street             4/4/58 Moyra my dear I feel I just must thank you for sharing your visit to the Tate to see your favourite Masters who are also mine – Thanks for the P.C. of Munch’s ‘branke kind’. No doubt you will have observed how much Kokoschka is indebted to him. I’m glad you noticed his work. Phillipson I hear has a very successful exhibition and a very profitfull one too at Aitken Dott. His show was reviewed in the highest terms by Allan Carr in last nights Art Review. I was very pleased to hear it – because I think he is the most enterprising painter in Scotland – more power to his elbow I’ve had Bill Dungate working in the studio all this week – He has a fortnights holiday and is working hard   I think he means business. I go on plodding as usual. Mrs Hislop thinks she has seen you somewhere...                                               I am very fortunate in having you as a friend – you do cheer me up – you seem to remember all the work you saw at No. 10 – you are the only one I am sure. Bless you my dear. God love you all. Bunnywugs.