British painter and draughtsman (1922-2011). Autograph letter signed. 4 Delamere Terrace, [London]. 1 page in black ink on one side of a single sheet of paper (203 x 158 mm).
$ 3,772 / 3.500 €
To Ben "Benno" Miller (1922/3-2015) ("dear Benno"), a bookmaker on Bond Street, London. Freud apologises for his recent absence from the "office" owing to a "temporary lack of ammunition" and arranges to discuss "the matter of Lady Lambton's account" - possibly a reference to Belinda ("Bindy"), Lady Lambton (1921-2003), whose portrait Freud painted in 1960/1; it was given the title "Head on a Green Sofa" and sold with much publicity in 2014. - Old creases and folds, ink smudged in places, faint circular stain, verso annotated in red crayon (with a five times table). Provenance: by direct descent from the recipient.