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William Nicholson, 11 Apple Tree Yard, St. James's, SW1, to Clausen

RA Collection: Archive

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William Nicholson, 11 Apple Tree Yard, St. James's, SW1, to Clausen


21 May 1921



Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

They miss Clausen and his wife terribly, tried to find them at Euston that wonderful night, and failed. He knows that Clausen is alive as Ned Lutyens said that he was saying things about the R.A.. Having lost Clausen's address he has now discovered at least one use for the institution.

He has heard there is "fat in the Piccadilly fire" and hopes this produces a better result than usual, "does one use fat, even in a Piccadilly omelette?". Clausen's pictures looked fine in the illustrated catalogue, which means nothing other than he hasn't seen the show. He has heard that the Chantrey will not believe that William's Cook was painted in England, but that he is now painting Leverhulme, "what a painter!". "Jimmy Whistler would have stuck the lot on his rapier, he put the fear of God & Art into the multitude".