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Letter from Watts to Lionel Cust, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 28 December 1895, speaking of his 'Hall of Fame' portraits as his 'contribution to the National History'
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back, before the pictures are permanently hung I should as I before said wish them to be looked over by Mr Dyer and varnished.
Perhaps it will be sufficient for me to express through you to the Trustees my satisfaction as their recognition of my object in doing work to become national property and their readiness to receive the intention for the achievement.
With many thanks for your own kind expression believe me to be
very sincerely yours
G.F.Watts

I have not seen the notice in the Times of the meeting of the Trustees or found any notice in any paper I have happened to see.