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Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, June 18, 1931

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June 18, 1931Thursday.
Tyler 29 rue Astorg Paris

Enchantes priere voir tapisseries BeaufortThree tapestries, ca. 1350–1375, woven for Guillaume Rogier (d. 1396), Count of Beaufort and of Turenne and husband of Eleonore de Comminges. The tapestries have heraldic animals of Beaufort, Turenne, and Comminges. The tapestries were in the collection of Hector Economos and apparently passed to Stephen Vlasto of Buenos Aires and Paris, a relative of Hector Economos, and one of them is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 46.175. The Blisses were interested in acquiring large-scale tapestries for their recently completed Music Room at Dumbarton Oaks and had asked their friend, the designer Geoffrey Dodge in Paris, to look for any possibilities. They then asked Royall Tyler to pass judgment on the recommendations. Geoffrey Dodge. Cablez date cloture exposition. Tendresses.“Please see Geoffrey Dodge’s Beaufort tapestries. Cable date closing [of the] exhibition. Affectionately.”

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Hon Robert Woods Bliss Avda/ Alvear 4402

 
Associated People: Geoffrey Dodge
Associated Things: Byzantine Exhibition of 1931