26 APRIL 1946, Page 14

SIR,—Your correspondent is surely right to be surprised that your

art critic recognises humility as a virtue. For Mr. Ayrton, commenting in your issue of April 19th on the reopening of the Tate Gallery, deplores that many of, these works by Rouault " are already familiar to the British audience." Apparently his very ears are sensitised to plastic art ; and before the pronouncements of one gifted with such egregious organs surely the appropriate sentiments are admiration and awe.—Yours faithfully,