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CT:KP

May 11th, 1933.

Chester H. Johnson, Esq.,
Chester H. Johnson Galleries,
410 South Michigan Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois.

Dear Johnson:

I am just in receipt of your letter of the 9th inst.

Regarding your comments on the Chauncey McCormick matter, I can assure you that we had not the slightest intention of doing anything behind your back, because it is entirely against the principles of our firm to act in such a way. As you must realize, we have always had the greatest desire to cooperate with you in any way we possibly could, and if at any time you get a call for an important painting, either old or modern, we would, of course, be pleased to hear from you.

Now, I find that we have no photographs of the Chinnerys, nor the Segonzac, and inasmuch as I note that you are in a hurry for my reply, I am not waiting to have them photographed, as it would take several days to have this done. I am, however, enclosing you a photograph of the Redon, description of which you will find herewith attached, and likewise, the descriptions of other pictures. 

The prices quoted on these pictures will be subject to the special 20% which we have always given you, in spite of the fact that we have very materially reduced our selling prices since the first of the year. 

Kindly let us know if you wish us to ship these pictures to you.

In the meantime, with my kindest regards, and hoping your exhibition will be a success, believe me to be

Yours sincerely,

(Clyfford Trevor)

Enc. 1 Photograph
     1 List of Descriptions

[[right margin]] P.S. From what you write and also from what I have heard, you have apparently sold some very important paintings in Chicago, both old and modern. I am sure we could have supplied you with some of these, had you approached us. [[/right margin]]
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