Yours with Love, AJ: Letters from Sir Alfred Munnings to his wife, Violet

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Yours with Love, AJ: Letters from Sir Alfred Munnings to his wife, Violet


Author: Brenda Parrish

Publisher: The Munnings Art Museum

Dimensions: 21 cm x 24 cm x 1.2 cm

Pages: 162


Yours with Love, A J is based on letters written by the renowned East Anglian artist to his wife, Violet, 1920 and 1922. A century after many of them were first written this beautiful publication, based on 54 letters painstakingly transcribed by the museum, reveals never-before-seen correspondence from Sir Alfred Munnings to his wife. When the first of the letters was written in April 1920, Munnings had established himself as an artist of repute following the critical and public success of his First World War paintings. The deluge of commissions that followed meant that he was often away from his idyllic new home in the village of Dedham, travelling great distances to paint his patrons. Billeted in local hostelries, or in the homes of his clients, he began to write regular letters home to his new wife, Violet. Seemingly scribbled in quieter moments, these affectionate and conversational letters, with little regard for grammar and punctuation, dash from subject to subject. They also reveal the abiding love that Munnings had for Violet; often signed off with “Yours with love, AJ, X”.

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PublisherThe Munnings Art Museum
AuthorBrenda Parrish
CollectionThe Munnings Art Museum