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New York 22, New York

January 19, 1960

Dear Mr. Bier:

Upon my return to New York I found the Sotheby catalogue of the sale to be held on February 5th containing a number of Renaissance bronzes. I am surprised that none of them is reproduced in the catalogue.

However, if they look of quality to you, I would like to have, in the order of interest they seem to me, photographs of:

# 22 "Hercules on Horseback
#16 Figure of a Nude Girl after Adriano Fiorentino
## 19 and 20 off-hand interest me less.

As regards the other bronzes, the descriptions do not allow me to compare them to anything known. I am [[underline]] NOT [[/underline]] interested in ## 28 and 29.

By the same token, of course, let me have the valuations.

Talking of bronzes and photographs, may I remind you of your kind promise to obtain a photograph of the [[underline]] Turkeys [[/underline]].

As to the Gian-Batista Tiepolo of Lord Kinnaird, to which I was referring the other day in London, it figured under #498, "The Immaculate Conception", in the catalogue of "European Masters of the VVIIIth Century", Royal Academy, London, 1954-1955 which was further reproduced in the Burlington Magazine of January 1955 on the front page. You must realize that I have not seen the painting and only know it from this photograph; in fact I now realize it is much smaller than I thought and evidently about the size of the Seilern bozzetti exhibited at present. However, if it is in good condition and as it does look like an extremely attractive work, I would like you to approach Lord Kinnaird

tsvp

^[[Bier]] 
^[[GS]]

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