Last Letter Received from Fred

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One year ago i bought 200 letters without knowing from who they where. It seemed they where written between Nella Vos Delmar and her husband Fred between 1947-1966. Nella was an Jewish woman who fled Italy during the war, she was the only Italian woman who joined the English army and published her diary from that period. After the war she went to Rotterdam & married Fred, an Dutch captain who travelled al over the world, he died young and Nella kept widower for the rest of her life until she died a few years ago. The last overseas letter send by Fred to Nella is from 1966 send from Bahrain, it is the only envelope out of 200 that has never been opened. Written on it is ”Last letter received from Fred” …

420x150cm charcoal on paper ”Last letter received from Fred” 2015 by Alle Jong

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The last overseas letter send by Fred to Nella is from 1966 send from Bahrain, it is the only envelope out of 200 that has never been opened.

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Above; whole drawing ”last letter recieved from Fred”, 420x150cm charcoal on paper 2015

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Above; Detail from drawing ”Last letter recieved from Fred”