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                             , September 27, 1963

Sir,
Do I gather correctly from your Catalogue No. 62, just received, that you are willing to send, free of charge, photographs of the drawings you are offering for sale?

If so, I would be interested in the following:

No. 137 - [[underline]] GIORDANO [[underline]] (Luca, of Naples)
Pen & ink & light wash 
"The Test of Gideon"

No. 188 - [[underline]] VAN BLARENBERGHE [[underline]] (Louis Nicolas, or his son Henri Joseph)
two gouaches on vellum-skin
"Before" and "After the Storm"

No. 191 - [[underline]] CHASSERIAU [underline]] (Théodore) 
Highly finished black pencil
"Family Group"

You write that you are not guaranteeing the attribution, which I fully understand. However, do you guarantee that these drawings are originals and not facsimiles, which are remarkably well carried out these days?

I would welcome your answer to this question and, looking forward to hearing from you as regards my request for photographs, 
                         Yours very sincerely,

                     GERMAIN SELIGMAN

Alister Mathews, Esq.
12, Eaton Road
Branksome Park
Poole (Dorset)
England

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