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Mansfield Hotel,
12 W. 44th Street,
New York 36, N.Y.     
               
Tel. MU-2-5140
Ext.101c.

February 4, 1957 

Dear Mr.Seligman,

Receipt is acknowledged of your letter of February 2nd, the contents of which were noted with interest. 

I have written by airmail, requesting my friends to send me the necessary photos and attestations, and as soon as they arrive I will let you know. I can quite understand that it would be only after careful considerations of the original canvas that a purchase could be considered. 

I would like to state that the people who made the offer come from an old family, established for centuries in the vicinity of Milan and Rome, and you would be dealing with some one "Comme il faut". I have known them for many years. Should you proceed with the matter any further, it would not be difficult for you later on to obtain information or references concerning them. 

I would be delighted if I could be of assistance to either of you, as it would give me the utmost pleasure to occupy myself with something different for a change! 

Thank you for sending such a prompt reply. I will get in contact with you again, as soon as I receive the papers from Italy.

With Best personal regards,

Very truly yours,

[[signed]] Lillian S. Chalut [[/signed]
Lillian S. Chalut  

Mr. Jacques Seligman, 
5 East 57th Street, 
New York 22, N.Y. 

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