Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

Scope and Content

Photocopy letter. Written from Balham. Unfinished. No Signature.

Left GF Watts, portrait artist, on the Sunday and went with daughter-in-law Mia to Wimbledon. The Dean of Durham and Mrs Kitchin and the Cardews came to tea; the Dean was looking so well, in spite of his dangerous illness. Provides more details about Watts both as an artist and as a man. At the end he allowed them to see the portrait. She does not think her friends will like it: 'It is rather terrible. It bears the marks of storms and conflict and sorrow so strongly...But then he is not doing it for me...but for posterity.'

Attached is a photocopy of press cutting 'A portrait of Josephine Butler To the editor of The Times' from Winifred Coombe Tennant

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: Dean of Durham and Mrs Kitchin, GF Watts and Mrs Watts