Item 181 - Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

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TRER/12/181

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Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

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  • 17 May 1911 (Creation)

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8, Grosvenor Crescent, S.W. - Looking forward to seeing something of Elizabeth; she is going to a concert, and he and Caroline to 'what I suppose we may call Bernard Shaw's play' ["Fanny's First Play", put on anonymously]. Cannot remember the Theognis, but will re-read him at Welcombe; very like a piece by Heine; the translation is 'very Greek'. Has been reading the British Museum publication of the 'white Greek vases' from 1898; these were 'exquisitely simple and conventional'. Went with Caroline this morning to the [Royal] Academy; saw 'more to like' but nothing he would like to buy or own; Sargent's "Waterfall" would be 'wonderful' to see 'through the door of the next room but one', and [John Lavery's] "The Amazon" 'at the end of a great hall'; does not like Sargent's "Anna Seddon". Still need to go to the New English Gallery; this is 'the best month for London'.

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