HARRISON, Lawrence Alexander. 14350



A series of 7 lively Autograph Letters Signed, to Henry Tonks, the artist, discussing T.S.Eliot, religion, art critics, Keynes’ book, and much else. 16 pp., folds, generally in good clean condition, legible. Cheyne Walk, 1920-1934. Lawrence Alexander “Peter” Harrison (1866-1937), artist, and the subject of portraits by Sargent and Boldini. Harrison was an English portrait artist and landscape painter, as well as a collector of contemporary art. In 1890 he married Alma Strettell (a friend and subject of John Singer Sargent). He was a member of the “Chelsea set” and joined the New English Art Club in 1904. He rarely exhibited his work — just a few times with the NEAC. He was friends with Henry Tonks, and Philip Wilson Steer. “I haunt Kensington Gardens where I watch boy poachers at work in the Serpentine. There are roach there – I have seen them caught – which gives me a far more romantic view of that water than I had thought possible …”