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|Letter from Mary Seton Watts to C.J. Holmes, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 17 April 1915, giving an account of her husband's portrait of Crane.|
most rapidly painted portraits, and to support a theory that he painted best at white heat, but this was not so, it was quite usual for him to require only five sittings for a portrait.
"I have tried to give it the forward look" my husband said to Mr. Crane and he replied simply 'Well, I have always looked to the future since I was a boy, and I hope I shall never give up doing so"-
yrs. very sincerely