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November 29, 2009 The Letters 3 Comments
Mr Batho?

Mr Batho?

Whilst we have been looking through Mary Greg’s Bygones collection in the museum store this painting has been looking down on us. There is, in the records, a note about a painting of William Batho in the same store.

We had a look around the walls and this painting seemed a possibility. It was a little too high up on the wall to see the signature but the date looked like 1926.

We have been reading Mr Batho’s letters to Mrs Greg and feel we know him a little, the thought that he may have been watching over us sent a shiver down my neck. I do hope this is him, he has a faint smile of approval, but also a look of take care of my collection or else..or am I reading too much into it?

Hazel

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  1. Hazel Jones says:

    The date could have said 1936, it was high up and reflective and hard to read.
    I didn’t see the eyes move.!!
    I think he was a very gentle reserved man who didn’t want to be in the limelight.

  2. Melanie Williamson says:

    I definitely think that’s him. The record of the painting I found was by Matthew Leeming from 1936, a similar date. He always looks a bit uncomfortable though doesn’t he.

  3. michael says:

    It does look very much like the photo shown in a previous post. How spooky!

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