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February 23rd, 1940

Dear Miss de Groot:

Just a line to tell you how much I enjoyed my visit with you the other day and how impressed I was by your painting. I have often thought of your lovely little landscape "Lake of Annecy" and it lingers in my memory; so that I thought I would call your attention to a group of six Corot paintings which we have just received and which I am anxious for you to see. 

Please don't consider these lines as just written by a dealer. As a matter of fact, the pictures I want to show you don't even belong to us, and I will not try to sell you anything, so you can come in full confidence. 

Looking forward to the pleasure of hearing from you, 

Believe me to be

Yours respectfully, 

(C. M. de Hauke)

P. S. As I want to be in the gallery when you come, could you telephone me so that we can arrange a convenient meeting? 

Miss Adelaide de Groot
77 Park Avenue
New York, New York

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