4 pages, each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9 inches, Compton House, London, December 7, 1918. This humorous letter was written to his long-time friend -- literary and art critic Sidney Colvin -- in his typical run-on sentence style, in part: "...My children gave me your book on Christmas day...I cut it and dipped through it eagerly since which I have read three chapters I found however the thickness of the book, not its weight, strained and hurt my thumb & first finger in holding it so that I could read it comfortably of an evening in one hand with my pipe in the other as I like to do and have taken it to a nice little Scotch bookbinder at Brighton to bind it in two vols. splitting it at chapter ten, which is near the middle & where the chapter comes on a fresh page. I may add that I greatly appreciate the good taste and skill with which it is written..." One horizontal fold; near fine condition.
English genre painter, author, and illustrator.