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GRASSE (A.-M.) [[/preprinted]]

Dec 28 [[superscript]] th [[/superscript]] 1922

Dear Mr St Gaudens
  I have taken refuge here from the gloom of Paris & I suppose you and Mrs St Gaudens are there & I regret I shall not have the pleasure of seeing you. I hope your Committee have found you some good things, but they are a Jury.
  It may interest you to know what Degas said when he saw the picture you have just bought for your Museum. It was painted in [[strikethrough]] & [[/strikethrough]] 1891 in the summer & Degas came to see [[in pencil, in different hand]] me [[/pencil]]
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after he had seen it at Durand-Ruel. He was chary of praise, but he spoke of the [[diansy?]] of the woman arm plucking the first & made a familiar gesture indicating the line & said no woman has a right to draw like that. He said the colur was like a [[kletz?]] which was not my opinion, he had spoken of the picture to Berthe Morisot [[insertion in pencil different hand]] Morrisot [[/insertion]] who did not like it. I can understand that. If it has done the test of time & is well drawn its place in a Museum might show the present generation that we worked and learnt our profession, & which isnt a bad

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Is this letter being written to Mr. St. Gaudens? Or is St. Gurden correct?

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