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17 November 2020

Jim Ede, the founder of Kettleʼs Yard, was introduced to the work of Alfred Wallis by his friend Ben Nicholson in the late 1920s. Although Ede and Wallis never met, Ede became an ardent collector of Wallisʼs work and the two corresponded regularly for many years. On November 4th 1936 `Wallis wrote to Ede: 'i never see any Thing i send you now it is what i have seen Before i am self taught so you cannot make me like Thouse That he Been Taught Both in School and paint i have had To learn my self.' This is A Three-Masted Ship near a Lighthouse1928-30.

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