Letter from Joseph Duveen to Henry Clay Frick, 9 July 1918

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Duveen Brothers

720 Fifth Avenue New York

July Ninth 1918.



Dear Mr. Frick,

With regard to the fine small Bronze which I spoke to you about this morning, I beg to enclose you the owner's letter, which I think you will find rather amusing. We have replied to him that the price is too high. I may remark that at this time last year he was asking $100000.00 for it. No doubt if we wait a few more months the price will go down still more considerably. The Bronze is still a perfect gem and one of the very few remaining fine small Bronzes that I know of. We missed purchasing this about fifteen years ago in Italy.

Believe me to remain, Yours very truly, Joseph Duveen

H.C. Frick, Esq.,

  1. 1 East 70th Street,

New York City.

Enclosure original letter

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