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Letter from Max Beerbohm to H.M. Hake, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, dated 3 December 1935, regarding the proposal to have Eves make a portrait of him.
Letter

41 Tavistock Square W.C.1
Dec 3 1935

Dear Mr Hake, - You will have heard from Sir Evan Charteris that there is an idea that my features, already portrayed by Sir William Rothenstein (and destined to hang in the National Portrait Gallery), should in these slightly later years be portrayed also by Mr. Eves (so that future ages shall have a double dose of what it won't really want a single dose of).

Would you therefore be so kind as to let