Pioneers and their practice: a reference guide
|Title||Calligraphic headed letter to Dora and Eve MacInnes|
|Collection||Crafts Study Centre|
|Description||Calligraphic headed letter to Dora and Eve MacInnes, brown ink on paper.|
|Id Number Current Accession||C.77.27|
|Subject||calligraphy, calligraphic letter, writing|
|Measurements||27 x 22.4 centimetres|
|Material||ink on paper|
|History||Presented by Irene Wellington, and apparently acquired by her at The Petersfield Bookshop.
Trials for the heading appear on C.86.117.ii, C.86.117.vii, and C.86.117.ix-xi. Other trials are now in the Irene Wellington collection at Minnesota. In a postscript, written at the top of the letter Johnston comments:
'This I.S., the pick of about 20 trials, shows how difficult a letter S really is. You will see how it is stiff in the back, th'o that's partly my fault (as is all of the awkward join near D). The ink failed for want of the penful such letters require.'
|Rights Owner||Andrew and Angela Johnston/Crafts Study Centre 2004|
|Style Period Period||1940s|