"Selina has a great friend at the National Gallery," Gabrielle said, "he's absolutely the authority on the cleaning and restoring of old paintings. Why not take it to him and he'll have all that muck properly cleaned off and be able to tell you what the picture is. But I think," she added, "that you'll find it's one of the Italian Primitives."
Don't tell me," Midge muttered under her breath to Susan, "that one of Selina's friends is going to come in useful at last?"
From SUSAN AND THE HOME-MADE BOMB.