Bundle of photocopy correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/1/434
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 RDT25-36.
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      14 pieces; 19 leaves.

Scope and Content

Later photocopies of correspondence with Feliks Topolski (1907-1989), Polish-born artist. The original correspondence dates from 20 May 1946-27 February 1953. Topics covered include: a theatrical proposition from Topolski regarding Silone's play, which RD turns down after careful consideration in 1946; an Augustus John picture purchased by RD from Topolski; a 'valedictory' sale of Topolski's work in 1953, before he is evicted from his studio by Paddington Borough Council; and Topolski's great admiration for RD as an actor.