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The son of the owner of the Constantin Guys having died recently, we were fortunate enough to acquire this drawing.

I would be very glad to give you his name - a very well known one amongst great collectors - if I were in a position to do so, but I have been asked not to mention his name because he is not supposed to ever have to part with anything.

I hope that the above information will be of great interest to you, and my most earnest desire is that this fine work will remain in Detroit.

Hoping to have the pleasure of seeing you soon,

Please believe me to be

Yours very sincerely,

(C.M de Hauke)

John S. Newberry, Esq.,
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, Michigan