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December 1st 1922

Mr. Joseph Pijoan
University of Southern California
Department of Spanish
Los Angeles, Cal.

My dear Mr. Pijoan,-

Many thanks for your kind lines of November 17th, in which you inform me of your transfer to Los Angeles. Does this mean that you have abandoned Toronto altogether, or are you just on a lecturing tour?-

In accordance with your request, I am sending you herewith the photo of the Spanish master piece that we have just brought over and which, I am sure, will greatly interest you. As you will see, it is in alabaster with quite a bit of trace of old gilding, For instance in the beards of the men, on the edge of the coats and on the swords and dagger. The background is blue and looks like glass, or some kind of enamel which certainly has been melted and applied hot. The decoration that you see in the background shows irregular drawings made of gold filaments and has undoubtedly an oriental feeling. It is a Spanish work of the 15th century and comes from the well known Monastery of Poblet, near Barcelona.

We still have the muzarab chairs of which I send you two photographs. 
we are still in possession of the beautiful Jean Goujon's Diana, which is in Paris, and also of the seated stone virgin, which is in New York. I have no photograph here of these two masterpieces. 

Thank you ever so much for the photo you sent me of the virgin of

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