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The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang, commissioned a portrait of himself to commemorate his ascension to that high office in 1928. When the Bishop of Durham, Hensley Henson, was visiting him the Archbishop naturally showed the new painting and asked his opinion. Unwilling to commit himself, Henson asked the Archbishop for his own views.

"I fear it portrays me as proud, arrogant, and worldly," said he.

To which Henson replied:

"And to which of these attributes does your Grace take exception?"