Letter from Alice Creelman to Henry Clay Frick, 15 April 1915
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[beginning of page 3] to the rich beauty of the paintings and the gallery. Mrs. Blair has made this really extraordinary collection of French, Italian and Gothic mediaeval art. It is better known in Europe than here. Not all is possible for a private house but certain things she has are marvellous and unobtainable elsewhere. She is breaking up this collection. The Arden Gallery has been showing some of them. The Arden Gallery demanded $25,000 each for the Rosselino and the Donatello, but Mrs. Blair authorizes me to privately accept $20,000 which would include my modest commission and do away with the high rate of the gallery. This is a very low price indeed [end of page 3]