Autograph letter signed ("Cecil").
4to. 1 p. Water mark "Croxley Script".
Possibly to Francis Bacon, who travelled to Rome in 1977 to meet Balthus and to visit the gardens of the Villa Medici: "I trust you got my Post Card eventually. Your trip sounds absolutely marvellous! How wacky to get completely away, to devour new settings. It must have given you a complete kick. Need to get back where you belong, though. I have been hard at work with people helping me with their pieces. It is still hard work. Have you been seeing any films! I am induced [?] to watch boring hours [...]".
After a stroke in 1974, Beaton was paralyzed on the right side and wrote his letters with the left hand.
From the Estate of Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming.