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Letter: In Brief

Sir: In the seventeenth century King Charles I has his court painter, Van Dyck, or an assistant copy the portrait of his three children for his sister, Elizabeth, the Queen of Bohemia. This copy can be seen in Dresden and, at a glance, the portrait is identical except for the background. Perhaps Timothy Clifford, the director of the National Galleries of Scotland, could commission a sculptor to copy Henry Moore's Reclining Figure and return the original to the Time & Life building in Bond Street ("Henry Moore sent back to his office", 28 August).


Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire