Letter: Undervalued Nipper

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The Independent Online
Sir: Further to the correspondence about Nipper (Letters, 11, 13, 17 August). The sister of his owner, Francis Barraud, was our governess when my family lived in Gloucestershire, during the First World War. To me Miss Barraud seemed very old and she only stayed a few months as the job was beyond her physical capacity. However, she told us that her brother had recently died in a state of poverty and great hardship. This does not seem surprising in view of the fact that EMI had paid him only pounds 50 for the painting of his dog, Nipper, and pounds 50 for the copyright.

Yours faithfully,

JOAN GORDON-THOMPSON

Charlton, Hampshire

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