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[[marginalia]] Received 10-8 - not ackgd. [[/marginalia]] 2 Strathearn Place, London W.2. 5th October 1953. Mr. Germain Seligman, 5 East 57th Street, New York 22, U.S.A. Dear Mr. Seligman, I hve to apologize for not having answered your letter of the 9th September before, but I only returned now from my holiday. The restorer I had in mind most unfortunately died all of a sudden a few weeks ago. Mr. Hell, formerly of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, or Mr. Isepp, formerly Vienna, are both excellent restorers, but do not have a laboratory or workshop where the operation suggested by you can be executed. I also talked the matter over with Messrs. Drown who work for the National Gallery, who say that they can execute the transfer, but I would not like to entrust them with a restoration of the panel. There is much less experience in this country of this type of work, and when a similar transfer was contemplated with the Piero della Francesca at the National Gallery a special expert from the United States (Cambridge) had to be called. Summing up I would say that I do not know of any one particular restorer who could attend to this matter. I will, however, try to get more information, if possible. With best regards, Yours sincerely, [[signature]] Herbert Bier [[/ signature]] ^[[How big is the painting?]]
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