Abbott-Avery

Scope and Content

Includes:

-postcard from Paul Abbott, artist, undated, acknowledging Sewell's letter declining an invitation to his exhibition

-two letters from Gillon Aitken, Director of Gillon Aitken (later Aitken & Stone), dated 4 July 1980 and undated, concerning an unnamed draft novel by Sewell and an unnamed publishing proposal

-letter from Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, journalist and author, undated, concerning a book about the English

-letter from Sewell to J.R. Allison, dated 17 September 1987, concerning his son's art

-postcard and letter from Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, photographers, undated and dated 21 July 2008, sending Christmas greetings and concerning an exhibition titled Circus

-three letters, a draft catalogue entry, and a technical report, exchanged between Sewell and Noel Annesley, Christie's, dated 8 March 1975 and 18 June 2014, concerning various subjects including Johannes Vermeer's painting St. Praxedis, and Sewell's memoirs

-letter from Robert Apsion, dated 6 February 1996, praising Sewell's diction and pronunciation

-three letters from Jeffrey Archer, writer, dated 9 October 1998-20 December 1999, concerning an invitation to Warhol/Hockney exhibitions, Sewell's work and thanking Sewell for his letter of support

-three letters, one greetings card and a postcard from Diana Armfield, artist, dated 25 April 1993-30 June 2013, praising Sewell's articles in the Evening Standard and thanking him for his support of her work and also the work of her husband [Bernard Dunstan, artist]

-letter from Bruce Arnold, dated, 29 May 2003, advising that he will be writing Derek Hill's biography and asking for Sewell's assistance

-letter from Piers Ashcroft, dated 23 November 1993, concerning their discussion about a programme on Leonardo

-three letters between N. I. Attallah and Sewell, dated 13 October 1999-7 January 2000, and a letter from N. I. Atallah, dated 23 May 2005, concerning a questionnaire completed by Sewell for The Guardian, and inviting him to lunch

-letter from Rachel Austin, dated 4 June 2009, concerning an exhibition of works by her father, the artist Robert Austin

-letter and postcard from Wilfred Avery, artist, dated 8 December 1996 and undated, updating Sewell on his work and inviting him to his studio

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