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January 21st, 1935.

My dear Mr. Tannahill:

I am sending you herewith a pamphlet which is rather extensive, but as you told me that you would be kind enough to see if Mr. Ford would be interested in our very fine LAURANA Marble Bas-relief, I thought it naturally advisable to give you all the information and photographs we have which could add interest to this piece.

May I ask you, should Mr. Ford not be interested, to kindly return this pamphlet to me as we have no duplicate.

In the pamphlet you will find photographs which establish the identity of the sitter, Federigo da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, one of the most colorful and most learned prices of his time, one of the outstanding generals of his epoch, and one of the greatest art patrons of the 15th Century.

To identify the sculptor there is a letter of Dr. Valentiner, and verbally I also told you how much it was thought of by some of the art critics who had not given me their opinion in writing, but to whom we had shown this piece.

I thought of asking you to bring this bas-relief to Mr. Ford's attention - not only because Mrs. Ford seemed very much impressed by it when I showed her the photograph - but also because the price of $40,000 which we ask for it is undoubtedly extremely low.

Kindly believe me,

Yours sincerely,

(René Seligmann)

Robert Tannahill, Esq.,
2171 Iroquois Ave.,
Detroit, Michigan.

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original typo - princes

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