Letter from de László to Lord Haldane's sister - 6th July 1929

Letter from Philip de László, dated 6th July 1929, to Lord Haldane's sister concerning the purchase of his portrait of Haldane by the National Portrait Gallery
(RP 4856)

 

Hampstead 7401.                  
Station, Swiss Cottage.         
3, Fitzjohn's Avenue,
N.W.3.
6 July 1929,   

Dear Miss Haldane
Thank you for your letter of the 4th inst.

As I already have mentioned to you the portrait of Lord Haldane is an expression of my respect & friendship towards Lord Haldane.  If the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery have the desire to acquire, it will certainly give me every satisfaction.
The sum of £150 [illegible] is at the disposal for this purchase of the Trustees. I will accept. As the formalities require that the cheque be handed to the owner of the  work, it can be sent to me & I shall hand the artists [illegible] the equivalent sum.

 

I hope we shall meet again shortly & that meanwhile you have seen the portrait in the new premises of the French Gallery in Bond St. which is splendid.
Enclosed I send you a card.
Believe me

Yours sincerely
P A de László

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