A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, disputing his correspondent’s definition of a portrait, and explaining that “in a good portrait one is brought in contact with the life & movement & charm of the real person …” 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches, in good condition. 23 Campden Hill Square,2 February 1927. Harold Speed (1872 – 1957), English painter in oil and watercolour of portraits, figures and historical subjects. He also wrote instructional books for artists that remain in print.