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Robert Woods Bliss to Royall Tyler, June 8, 1937

June 8, 1937.

Tyler, 74 Portland Place, London.This is the address of the apartment of John Hugh Smith in London. Smith (1873–1953) was an American expatriate banker, art collector, Francophile, and literary devotee. He was a close friend of Henry James and Edith Wharton.

Overjoyed hear your voice. Hope fine results tomorrow maintaining our anonymity. Letter regarding fake enamel received.See letter of May 28, 1937. QuartzRoyall Tyler believed that fake Byzantine enamels fluoresced when illuminated by a quartz lamp. examination our roundelBZ.1933.5. satisfactory. BonessiDr. Ugo Bonessi (dates unknown), an Italian collector in Rome. See letter of November 6, 1936. sold Stoclet.

Associated People: Adolphe Stoclet
Associated Places: London (United Kingdom)
Associated Artworks: BZ.1933.5