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September 16th, 1936

Dear Mr. Brewster:

In reference to your kind lines of June 22nd, regarding the loan of your Picasso "Head of Acrobat's Wife" for our Picasso exhibition, I have just been advised by our Paris office that we are advancing the dates from January to November 2nd-26th. I trust that this change of dates will not inconvenience you in any way, and that we may still count on including your superb example.

On this assumption, I should like to have your picture in our Galleries by October 26th, so as to allow ample time for hanging and arranging the exhibition. I am waiting for a confirmation from the Art Institute, regarding the loan of "The Guitarist", and I am hopeful that they will consent.

In this connection, might I suggest that if they do send us their picture, you might have them ship yours along with theirs, as it might facilitate this detail for you. On the other hand, we will arrange to have the picture returned to you immediately on the close of the exhibition.

Regarding insurance, do you have a policy which would automatically insure the picture in transit and while on exhibition in the Galleries? If not, will you kindly advise me, and I will take the necessary steps to effect an all-risk policy covering it while in transit and at the Galleries.

I am enclosing, herewith, a blank, which I should appreciate your filling out and returning to me at your earliest convenience. This, of course, is for cataloging and other purposes, and at the same time, I should also appreciate two or three photographs of your painting. If there is any charge for same, kindly let me know.

I do hope that we may count on your picture, as from all appearances the exhibition is going to be very fine, and in any case, I hope that you and Mrs. Brewster will be in New York at that time, to see it. Since last seeing you all, we have been out to California and only just returned to New York. It was, indeed, a very thrilling experience. With