Letter from Sir George Henschel - 12 April 1917
Letter from Sir George Henschel, dated 12 April 1917, thanking de László for his portrait
7 CORNWALL MANSIONS
KENSINGTON COURT W.8
April 12th 1917
My dear Mr László
My wife came home from your studio full of wonder and admiration of your genius. She is simply delighted beyond words with the beautiful picture and begs me to tell you that she couldn't
half express her feelings to you.
And neither can I, dear Mr László. Let me thank you a thousand times for your most generous and beautiful gift.
Isn't it a pity the frame should be too wide? We shall
never know who of us, Mr. Rowley or I, made the mistake. I read the measurement to him out of my book, as you gave it: 20 ½ x 27 ¾ and the frame is 21 ½ wide.
Mr. Rowley is coming to your studio tomorrow morning
and I hope by the afternoon the frame will have been altered to the right measure.
I long to see the portrait in it.
Again a thousand thanks.
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