28 SEPTEMBER 1974, Page 4

Minor art?

Sir: The National Gallery has done well to acquire Taillasson's 'Virgil reading the Aeneid , to Augustus and Octavia.' Let us hear more "froides " and "conventionelles" in an age destructive. of manners and morals.

The Heim Gallery with its "French Baroque" Summer Exhibition has done much to open eyes, in contrast to raising eyebrows, to a much neglected glory to be found in France from the seventeenth century onwards.

Vincent. Cronin and Mr Minlally have opened my eyes recently to a new world of wonder. I am grateful to Heim and to them.

Torn Selwyn-Smith The Vicarage, Box, Chippenham, Wiltshire