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Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, September 27, 1930

Cablegrama
Buenos Aires
September 27, 1930Saturday.
Royall Tyler

Esplanade Hotel
Berlin

Regretfully forced relinquish fortyoneFigdor Collection sale, Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, September 29–30, 1930. See Max J. Friedländer, Die Sammlung Dr. Albert Figdor, Wien (Berlin: Cassirer, 1930), no. 41, pl. 27. Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch’s (ca. 1450–1516) painting, variously known as The Wayfarer, The Peddler, and The Prodigal Son, oil on panel, ca. 71.5 cm D, was acquired at the Figdor sale by the Amsterdam dealer Jacques Goudstikker (1897–1940), who sold the painting in 1931 to the Museum Boijmans van Beuninger, Rotterdam. maximum sum available including percentage thirtyfive then only for compelling work. Remember impending Ducet [sic]Jacques Doucet (1853–1929), a French fashion designer and collector. sale.See Collection Jacques Doucet: Céramiques d’Extrême-Orient, bronzes, sculptures, peintures chinoises et japonaises, laques du Japon, faïences de la Perse, de la Transcaspie et de la Mésopotamie, miniatures persanes, vente du vendredi 28 novembre 1930 (Paris: Impr. Lahure, 1930). The Blisses would acquire a Persian bowl (BZ.1930.11), no. 85, from this sale.

 
Associated Artworks: BZ.1930.11