NPG 1407 (2b)
Letter from Cecil Rhodes to Mary Seton Watts, (possibly 1898), regarding his visit to the Watts's home and the didactic role which he envisaged for the portrait.
my rough life.
Even the little maid servant who opened the door had been affected by the atmosphere. I felt it in her answers and her face.
I hope for his own pleasure your husband will
be satisfied with my picture. If not tell him from
me to try the full face