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[copy] Spielmann, to H.M. Hake, Director, National Portrait Gallery

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

SP/19/20

Title

[copy] Spielmann, to H.M. Hake, Director, National Portrait Gallery

Date

12 Jul 1935

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He understands why, ordinarily, the Gallery refuses posthumous portraits, but this is a special case. Toft was a great friend of Gilbert and sees him in his mind's eye. He points out two portraits in the collection that are absurdly unlike, of Benjamin Robert Haydon.