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Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, March 16, 1936

Finance Ministry



Dear Robert.

I got P. 10,070.10 for your cheque, and paid MauthnewLászló (Ladislaus) Mautner (active 1926–1939), a Hungarian art dealer in Budapest who today is infamous as a dealer of faked art works. The payment was for BZ.1936.27–28, BZ.1936.29, and BZ.1936.30. P. 10,000, and credited you with P. 70.10 on your ac/. Enclosed, M.’s receipt.

M. tells me that the braceletBZ.1936.30. was found near Debreczen (E. Hungary). The birdsBZ.1936.27–28. were for a long time in the family of a man who had been an inspector of provincial museums, and M. thinks he just lifted them from one of the museums, before the war.

It was most delightful having those hours with you and Mildred. I only wish I could hope to see you again before you sail. Mind you let me have your dates as soon as possible.

Love to you both,


R. T.

Associated Places: Budapest (Hungary)
Associated Artworks: BZ.1936.27-28; BZ.1936.29; BZ.1936.30