A E West was a close friend of H M Bateman for at least four decades of the early twentieth century, during which time they exchanged letters, cards and presents.
Pen ink and watercolour
10 x 7 ¼ inches
'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1780-1993', Chris Beetles Gallery, 1993, No 219; 'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1900-2016', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2016-January 2017, No 73