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[[underlined]] Mr. Jacques Seligman [[/underlined]]  -2-   March 15, 1957 

[[underlined]] Method of Transaction [[/underlined]]:  A deposit of one-third of the agreed purchase price, as guarantee, to be paid into a Swiss Bank, pending the obtention of the Export Licence.    

I have a colored copy of the painting which I would like to present to you. The various certificates of authenticity would be sent from Italy only if you are further interested in the purchase. An Export License will be requested after the picture has been accepted, as these are very difficult to obtain from the Italian Government. However, my friends will be able to procure the licence. 

Perhaps some one from your Paris Office would be willing to go to Italy and inspect the painting?

I would like to add that a certain foreign government was also interested in purchasing this painting for their National Museum, but they are still disputing the price. Therefore, my friends would prefer to look for a buyer in the American Market. 

Could you possibly grant me an interview in the near future. It is easier to discuss than to write on such matters. Unfortunately, I work outside of Manhattan, and am only free on Saturday. However, I would be available for an interview any evening at 8 p.m. 

If this offer does not present any interest to you, we could discuss the possibility of obtaining some of the other paintings previously mentioned, and at the same time you may be able to inform me where I could present the proposition of a painting of such value as GRIGIONE'S [[underlined]] "CAVALIERE COL PAGGIO". [[/underlined]] 

Thanking you in anticipation of a prompt reply, and with best personal regards,

Very truly yours,

[[signature]] Lillian S. Chalut [[/signature]]
Lillian S. Chalut       
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