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December 1st, 1936

Dear Mr. Brewster:

As our Picasso Exhibition has just closed, we wish to take this opportunity to thank you and Mrs. Brewster again most heartily for the generous loan of your Picasso, "Head of Acrobat's Wife" which did so much toward the success of the Exhibition.

You may be interested to know that the attendance figures reached close to 10,000 people, and that the general interest and response was really enormous. We had many letters of inquiry from as far west as California regarding the Exhibition, and really feel it has been one of the most worthwhile exhibitions that New York has seen in quite some time. I am indeed sorry that you were not able to see this exhibition, as I feel sure that you and Mrs. Brewster would have enjoyed it tremendously.

Your picture is being packed and shipped within the course of the next day or so to the Art Institute of Chicago, as they had originally sent it to us and we feel that they might facilitate the unpacking of the picture. Therefore, if you will be good enough to communicate with them in a few days, we are sure you will be able to arrange for the delivery of the picture.

With our renewed thanks and sincere appreciation,

Believe us to be,

Yours very sincerely,


(Germain Séligmann

Walter S. Brewster, Esq.
2704 Lake View Avenue
Chicago, Illinois