Humorous Drawings in correspondence and home made cards


Richard and his wife Mavis were apart much of the time before they got married. She was a teacher at Southlands College in Wimbledon, and he was moving about, sometimes sketching and painting in Dorset, sometimes working in his London flat and occasionally going home to paint in Yorkshire. They kept in touch, almost daily at times, by letter.

The RE archives hold many of these letters, mainly those from Richard to Mavis. Richard illustrated some of them with humorous drawings.  We have collected these illustrations together and included a few others he made for Christmas cards too.



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