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November 21,1947

Dr. Phyllis Ackerman
9 East 89th Street
New York, N.Y.

Dear Dr. Ackerman:

When I was in New York recently I saw a couple of tapestries representing wine-making, said to have been made in Burgundy in the region of Beaune about 1460-70, and to have been exhibited at the Exposition Retrospective de la Vigne et la Vin dans l'Art, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Pavillon de Marsan, Palais du Louvre, May-July, 1936;cat. No. 1710, reproduced in catalogue.

. . .. . The tapestries did appeal to me as being unusual in  ate  nd place of manufacture. Do you know of them and would you let me have your opinion of them?  If you do not know them, would you look at them and give us your opinion?

Their shape adapts them quite handsomely to spaces where we could show them and if the dating is correct they would be somewhat earlier than anything we possess. . . . . . .

Yours sincerely,

(Signed) Blake More Godwin
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