Letter to Charles Bowen

Letter to Charles Bowen (July 16, 1967)Letter to Charles Bowen (July 16, 1967)
Postcard from London showing a Rembrandt painting in the National Gallery titled “A Man seated Reading at a Table in a Lofty Room”. The room is in shadow, except for sunlight falling on one wall. John has added a caption at the bottom: “If the light were better in here, I could read.” Once attributed to Rembrandt, the work is now thought to be a work of an early, perhaps contemporary, follower of Rembrandt.
(July 16, 1967)

Bowen: "John’s mock-Welsh is pretty good for someone who doesn’t know that language."


Dear D + Charlie + Christopher Rhys Rice ap Howell Lywychwhyscwys Bowen: Picture on reverse shews ye famous author J. Bellairs in a pensif mood. 3 weeks in London. Much gawking: Tower, St Paul’s, all the trite places to stare at. The Nat’l. Gallery has everything. Esp. The Virgin of the Rocks by Da Vinci, wch. Is very strange.

 

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