STANLEY SPENCER (1891-1959)Autograph letter in pencil, unsigned, to Angela and Peter Hodson, 4 pages, 4°, Sin Chan Hotel, Peking, 2 October 1954, in original stamped addressed envelope.

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STANLEY SPENCER (1891-1959)Autograph letter in pencil, unsigned, to Angela and Peter Hodson, 4 pages, 4°, Sin Chan Hotel, Peking, 2 October 1954, in original stamped addressed envelope.
Describing his trip to China as a guest of the Communist government, he mentions his visits to sites such as the Great Wall, the Ming Toombs and various temples which he finds "beautiful and moving." Spencer talks of sketching one of the interpreters "I gave him the drawing and I suppose I shall come back with little to show as they like to have the drawings," and recounts a misunderstanding where a Chinese gentleman believes Spencer to be Stephen Spender the poet.
With an autograph postcard, also in pencil, signed ("Stanley") to Peter Hodson in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, oblong 8°, mentioning that he has just completed a painting of winter aconites in the Vicarage Garden, Cookham Rise, Berkshire, 22 February 1957.
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