17 NOVEMBER 1961, Page 15

R. P. BONINGTON SIR,—I am preparing a biographical and critical

study of the English painter R. P. Bonington (1808-28), and shall be extremely grateful if you will allow me the courtesy of your columns to in- quire whether any of your readers possess paintings by him, or related material.

MARION SPENCER Department of Fine Art, The University of Nottingham. University Park, Nottingham