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Letter from David Thurlow Cunninghame to Sir G. Scharf, director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 10 September 1867, offering to sell the portrait of Baron Thurlow to the Gallery and providing information about it.
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Denton Court, Canterbury
Sept. 10th. 67

Sir,
I beg to state that I have a valuable & authentic oil painting of Edward the Lord Chancellor Thurlow by Phillips taken in 1805, & which I wish to dispose of. It is in excellent preservation, & considered the best likeness existing. Connoisseurs have seen it, & pronounce it to be