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foreign country from paintings & sketches. The Artist bases his pictures on a passing phase of the day, a combination effect of light & wind position of clouds & of the artist. Unless you take up the artists exact position & obtain that one minute's ideal combination which inspired him you will probably be disappointed; the colouring becomes drab, the farm house an uninteresting monument of bad design & labour & the picturesque fa[r]m yard a day's work for the Inspector of Nuisances.

Well here's to 'ee
Harry. G. Hodges

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