Autograph letter signed ("John S. Sargent").
8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium.
To the British politician, art collector, and social host Philip Sassoon: "I wonder how far you have got and whether [...] treats you decently - or whether like other prisoners in Morocco you have to sit with your hands out between the bars of your prison window waiting for food from the passers by. I have a vision of Karsavina bringing you sandwiches and vodka [...]". He received the postcard from Toledo, still warm from the sunlight when it arrived during a snowstorm, and the delicious Tiepolo too. He sent "your Arras to the Academy - I hope you don't mind". He booked cabins for himself, his sister and his niece on the Olympia, leaving on April 12. "It is not an easy matter to get permission for the ladies to travel", but he put forward reasons of national importance, and Mr. Hunter did the same for himself and Elizabeth. He told the frammaker C. M. May, from Soho, who is taking his paintings to the Academy, to deliver the Arras at the end of the exhibition at 25 Park Lane, as he himself will certainly not be back by that time.
On stationery with printed address.