Letter from Roland F. Knoedler to Henry Clay Frick, 26 February 1898

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36 Red Book Folio 44

LETTER

M. KNOEDLER & CO., SUCCESSORS TO GOUPIL & CO., 355 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK. CABLE ADDRESSES. KNOEDLER __ NEW YORK. KNOEDLER __ PARIS. PARIS OFFICE, 2 RUE GLUCK.

Feb. 26/98

Mr. H. C. Frick, Pittsburg, Pa.

Dear Mr. Frick,

Your favor of the 25th, inst. with the photograph of the "Dipper" is at hand.

I am pleased to hear that the Cazin strikes you favorably. My impression is that, should you not want it, from what our Parris office says, we would have no trouble in selling it.

The Fuller-Dana sale of which I enclose you the "Sun's" account, was a tremendous success notwithstanding the war rumors and the decline in Wall Street. The bidding was spirited. Mr. G. B. Berckmans, the purchaser of the large Dana Corot and the large Fuller Rousseau is, I understand a clerk in Tiffanys who married a rich girl, thus enabling him to buy fine works of art. He is evidently a man of taste as he bought the two best pictures in the two collections. He also secured at the Stewart sale, the two pen drawings by Meissonier, as well as the painting "The Stirrup Cup" which cost him $12500.-

"On the River Oise" (Dana) was not dear at $6500.- but it was dark and not very desirable. "The Harvest Field" Rousseau

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