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March 16th, 1931 

Dear Mrs. Jonas, 

Mr. Germain Seligmann tells me before his departure for Europe this week that you have very kindly consented to loan one of your Fragonard drawings "La Bonne Mere", for an exhibition which we are holding in Paris, beginning around May 15th (date not definitely fixed) and lasting about a month. 

We hope to ship all the drawings from this country to Paris at the begin-ing of April as we must allow ample time for transportation, packing, and other details. I should very much appreciate an opportunity of calling at your home within the next few weeks so that I might be able to write a full description of the drawing and gather whatever information you might be able to tell me re-garding history, collections, sales, etc., all of which will be included in our catalog. 

I am wondering if you could handle the insurance of the drawing inasmuch as this exhibition is for charity (and is free from all commercial interests), begin sponsored by the Head of the French Republic, the Military Governor of Paris, and Under Secretary for Find Arts, and many other officials in government-tal and intellectual circles. If, however, this is impossible, we will of course handle the insurance ourselves. Regardless of insurance, it will be necessary for us to know the full value of theater as this is needed at the ports of New York and Have. 

We hope to be able to return the drawing to you as soon as possible after the close of the exhibition so that you will not be deprived of its pleasure for too long a time. 

Another letter will be sent to you in the near future concerning the date on which the drawing will be called for. 

Thanking you most heartily for your generous cooperation in this matter, I remain 

Very sincerely yours, 

(Robert M. Levy) 

Mrs. Edward Jonas, 
998 Fifth Avenue, 
New York City. 

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