28 MAY 1948, Page 15


Sht,—Although as regards rudeness I cannot compete with Sir Osbert, I am sorry if I have been rude to him. Coming from an "inferior," it must be particularly galling and is almost a form of lese-mafeste. But I still think an artist ought not to make capital out of the idiosyncrasies of his relatives or friends and, if they are dead, there is the proverb de mortuis, &c.

I will sign a little more fully as Sir Osbert ascribes to me a politer sex