from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Hendy, Philip, 1900-1980
Letter No. VWL5231
Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Philip Hendy
Letter No.: VWL5231
From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
[March 24 1954]
To the Director,
National Portrait Gallery.
We understand that a portrait of the late Roger Quilter composer, painted by Wilfred de Glehn, R.A. is being offered to the National Portrait Gallery.
May we hope that this offer will be accepted, as we feel that Quilter’s place in English music is a very distinguished one. In our opinion, his writing – especially his songs – will be a permanent contribution to our national heritage.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
This letter was apparently one of many being collected for a petition to the Director of the National Portrait Gallery. See VWL5232 for accompanying note to Leslie Woodgate, who appears to have been organising the petition, which was successful.
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