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|Letter from Lowes Dickinson to Sir G. Scharf, director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 12 September (1870), remarking on a recent visit to the National Portrait Gallery.|
of the Pictures has subordinated the inferior to the better works,
but certainly the impression it made upon me the other day was
vastly pleasanter than when I was in the old Rooms.
I should like to know some time when you are at leisure and perhaps I will call & ask you when I return to London whether the Trustees intend to loan any pictures to the Great Exhibition at Kensington next year. If so I might ask for the loan of Cobden for that purpose. I say I might, not that I shall, because the picture cannot possibly be seen better than where it hangs