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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.


2 Beach Cottages
Seaton - Axminster
Sept 12th.

My dear Scharf,
I called at the National Portrait Gallery and added my monogram to the Picture. I was sorry not to see you partly because I should have liked to tell you that I think you could not have chosen a better place for it, & also to tell you that I was really surprised to find what an admirable and interesting Exhibition the Portrait Gallery has become. I had not seen it since its removal from Great George St. I knew that there were many good pictures, but I used to be more annoyed by the presence of bad ones. I know not whether the collection has been weeded, or whether