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Sept. 8th, 1933. Dear Mrs. Dale: I am taking the liberty of herewith enclosing you a photograph of a Painting which I have reason to believe will extremely interest you. It is a portrait by COUTURE and is undoubtedly one of the finest portraits painted by any artist in this period. In fact it is far superior to the great majority of portraits by Courbet. The photograph gives you very little idea of the masterful modelling of the face and the remarkable strong and fluent brush stroke, and likewise it indicates nothing of its beautiful tonal quality. We are now in a position to offer this picture at a very advantageous price and that is why I though perhaps you might care to come in and see it. I have not had the pleasure of speaking to you for some years, when I was brought in to see your collection by Miss Natalie Davis. Hoping to have the pleasure of hearing from you, believe me to be, Very truly yours, Mrs. Chester Dale, 35 East 76th Street, (Clyfford Trevor) New York City.
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