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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

JOSEPH PULITZER, JR.
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October 14, 1952

Dear Mr. Seligman:

We are contemplating donating a number of works of art from our collection to the City Art Museum of St. Louis. In order to take a correct tax deduction, we are advised to have appraised the fair market value of these objects. Because of your long experience and judgment in the field, I would value your opinion.

Your letter of appraisal should state that you know the individual works and should list the objects by artist, title, medium and dimensions, where known, to identify the picture or sculpture with your appraisals.

Photographs with necessary identification on the reverse of each of the following are enclosed:

[[underline]]Artist[[/underline]]  [[underline]]Title[[/underline]]  [[underline]]Medium and dimensions[[/underline]]

Charles Despiau   Portrait of Mme. Aman-Jean   Bronze, 21"

Georges Braque   La Bouteille de Rhum   Oil on canvas, oval, 38 3/4" x 27 1/2"

I would appreciate your sending the appraisals without delay.

Thanking you for your cooperation,

Sincerely yours,

[[signed]]Joseph Pulitzer Jr.[[/signed]]

Mr. Germain Seligman
Jacques Seligmann & Company
5 East 57th Street
New York, New York
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