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Manuscripts and Photographs: an Archive

Manuscripts and Photographs: an Archive by BRATBY, John (1970)
Author: BRATBY, John
Title: Manuscripts and Photographs: an Archive
Year: 1970
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: Hastings & London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
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Preliminary cataloguing:

1. Gallery catalogues of John Bratby's work:
i 'John Bratby: Paintings and drawings of Venice, 6-22 March, 1985', Thackeray Gallery
ii 'John Bratby 19 October-4 November 1977' list of paintings and prices
iii 'John Bratby, R.A. 2 April-27 april 1977', The David Paul Gallery
iv 'John Bratby 1 June-11 July, 1975' Thackeray Galler
v 'John Bratby 19th October 1961-15 November 1961' Zwemmer Gallery, reused by JB in 1970s as birthday card for Holly
vi John Bratby RA Venetian Views... 20 July to 12 August'
vii 'Sixteen sweet somthings - 16 late works by John Bratby RA', Stables Art Gallery, 2000
2. TLS from Martin Bailey, The Art Newspaper re JB portraits of the Queen Mother, annotated by Patti.
Cards/ ALS
3. National Portrait Gallery, typed letter signed, 2003,Katherine Eustace re JB's portraits including Michael Foot etc soliciting purchases: 'Would you also be very kind and give us a price for each...'
4. Unused sheet of JB's printed sunflower writing paper 'Croxley Script' watermark c1975
5. Ian Richardson, photograph of JB, Patti and Richardson with 'Ian Richardson portrait session March 7, 1983' on verso and above image: 'note to Julian: This was the WRONG Ian Richardson turned up. We never let on P[atti] x'
6 Card from Bud Flanagan to PB showing him posed in front of a nude Patti picture by JB
7 JB's address book extract: bifolium for M/N accomplished in manuscript including contacts at National Portrait Gallery etc; bifolium for 'M' including 'Paul McCartney (Heather)... 07801...'
8 Julian Hartnoll: i. ALS to Patti about moving to Cyprus, 2002 with the postscript: 'BRATBY GROWS IN REPUTATION EVERY DAY'ii. Patti to Julian Hartnoll (gallerist) printed email, annotated, 2011, re whereabouts of pictures 'I inherited from John Bratby my late husband'
9 Portrait list, printed with values - 'Roaul Dahl' [sic] etc - possibly from Hartnoll?
10 Christmas cards from Edward Woodward (x2) Alexander, Marquess of Bath, Billy Connolly
11 Printed letter from Helen Wilcox re death of Andrew Boulton annotated by HW re JB's portrait of AB
12 'Uncorrected Proof' of wilted sunflower painting with annotation by 'Helen' to verso asking for the picture to be sent 'for inclusion in the exhibition...'
13 CND printed card designed by JB
14 John Bratby printed card from Zwemmer Gallery, accomplished by JB to 'Holly'
15 Autograph note from actor Angela Thorne, 'Am sitting in a caravan in Luton Hoo in the snow - filming...'
16 Letter of condolence from 'Connie', July 1992
17 Letter of condolence from Professor Michael D Stephens, 'Your anguish will be far worse than mine'
18 Card from Alastair Londonderry
19 'Field Day' pin-up from magazine


1 Autograph note, 'Love to Patti From John.'
2 'Sex' card in handwritten envelope to 'Patti Prime', 1974 postmark
3 Card 'To Holly from John', black pen and red gouache hearts.
4 Painted birthday card for Holly (Patti's daughter) by JB
5 'Dearest Love', titillating card inscribed JB to PB
6 Small neo-classical profile drawing, 'Mr Young' on verso.
7 Off-set litho sheet for printing JB's letter paper
8 Manila envelope reused by JB on verso: 'Dear Patti Would you like to be made Love to? John', August 1974.

"Brake Pedal Down" by John Bratby Adapted for Television by Donal Giltinan, BBC Television Rehearsal SCript, 1964, ff 125, occasional annotations. Broadcast June 12, 1964.

John Bratby Funeral Eulogy by a collector and regular correspondent with quotations from his letter, printed: ff3

'John Randall Bratby' eulogy by Professor Bryer, Public Orator, Birmingham University at Bratby's installation of Hon. Doctorate, 1992. 2 printed pages.

'My paintings in 1954 were accidentally an expression of the zeitgeist - drift of thought and feeling in a perios. Being this, they fulfilled a need, were food for the public's appetite.'

Collection of Patti's recipes and correspondence.
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