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Letter from the restorer to J.D. Milner, director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 6 December 1924, discussing the damage done to the portrait.

Park Cottage,
Pelham St,
SW7

6: XII: 24

Dear Mr Milner,

You said the other day that you would like to know more concerning your Henry James Sargent. I have just had a photo reproduced for you showing the damage done to it. And send it by today's post.

As a matter of fact it does not half show the ghastliness of the whole affair. I think the dear lady must have used, the back of her
hatchet, because the canvas was dragged out in strings & the