73 Dey Street, New York: November 21, 1924.
3 pages, on letterhead of the New York Telegram and Daily Mail, typed rectos only, with numerous manuscript corrections and additions, signed in ink twice with initials and once in full. Oblong (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches). Toned. Very good Reid, The Man from New York, pp. 637, 657. Provenance: John Quinn; his sister Julia Anderson; and by descent. Item #323117
Editor Frederick James Gregg, who had written the obituary of Quinn for the New York Sun, headlined “A Courageous Connoisseur”, writes to the sister of John Quinn on the matter of advertising the dispersal of Quinn’s art collection, and market conditions generally:
“The November issue of The Arts reached me today. It conatined a large advertisement of ‘a selected group of masterpieces by Georges Seurat … opening November 29th’, by Mr Brummer (your brother had some of the best). Mr. Brummer, of course, is going to ‘clear up’ in spite of the fact that he was once of the ‘experts’ consulted by Mrs. Foster who expressed the opinion that the Quinn Collection could not be absorbed just at present. I am more convinced every day that nothing more fortunate has happened to the New York dealers, in ten years, than the perpetual postponement of the announcement of the date of dispersal of your brother’s works of art”.
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