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THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS OF THE CITY OF DETROIT ARTS COMMISSION EDSEL B. FORD, PRESIDENT ALBERT KAHN ROBERT H. TANNAHILL EDGAR B. WHITCOMB COMMISSIONERS W. R. VALENTINER ART DIRECTOR CLYDE H. BURROUGHS SECRETARY RL. 19 December 1935 Robert M. Levy, Esq. 3 East 51st Street New York City, N.Y. Dear Bob: Having just read Daniel Catton Rich's excellent monograph on Seurat's "La Grande Jatte" and finding reproduced in it your charming drawing reminds me that you still have it and that I still like it. I think we agreed that it was slight, but I don't really feel that that characteristic detracts very much from its intrinsic charm. Don't you think that it stands up well in the distinguished company that it keeps among the illustrations at the back of Rich's book? Not having thought of the drawing for two years since I last saw it and being struck by it again now is a pretty good test that it has quality, in any case from my point of view. If I remember rightly, you quoted a price somewhere in the two hundred dollars. I would take it in a minute for not more than $150, as that is what it seems to be worth to me. Let me hear your reactions to my offer. Things are going along at a pretty active pace here and I seem to be busy every second. A frightful rush of gayety starts tomorrow and continues for two or three weeks, at the end of which I expect to be a crisp. I am planning another New York visit in January and hope that you will be in town when I am there and that we can get together for something. You'll have to come out here in February for Valentiner's Rubens Show which is taking shape now and promises to be fine. Hoping to hear from you soon and with best season's greetings, As ever, Jack (Newberry)
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