Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Rothenstein

Letter No.: 
VWL534
21/10/23

13 Cheyne Walk
SW3

Dear Rothenstein

Thank you very much for your most interesting series of portraits.1  One advantage the artist has over the musician is that he is obliged to study human nature & get into contact with other interesting minds.
I feel proud, though slightly embarrassed, at being in such distinguished company.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1. William Rothenstein, Twenty-four portraits with critical appreciations by various hands ... second series, published by Chatto & Windus in 1923. Check. The first series had been published by Allen & Unwin in 1920.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
BMS ENG 1148 (1552)

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus.1714/1/5, f.173
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 137
Original database number: 
231021