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Royall Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, August 17, 1931

Antigny-le-Château
Par Arnay-le-Duc
(Côte d’Or)
17.VIII.31Monday.

Dear Robert

Many thanks for your letter of July 7, which reached me over a month after it was posted. I am sending on the copies of letters to Metman.

But even apart from this, if the Fogg people had consulted the Secretary of the Exhibition before chewing [sic] with the shipper, which they might have done by a $1 night cable, the Committee would have had an opportunity of trying to make a better arrangement—and as the Fogg were notified of Brummer’s taking care of the whole business only about one day after they had committed the tapestry to the shipper, all would still have been well. I understand from Metman that that shipper’s terms are far heavier than those that were made for Toulouse-Lautrecs shipped to Paris from Chicago last Feb.The loan exhibition, Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Art Institute of Chicago, December 18, 1930–January 12, 1931.

Forgive me for burdening you with these melancholy reflectons. In any case, the Committee can only be grateful to you and Mildred, and Mr. RussellEllis Russell, Robert Woods Bliss’s New York secretary. certainly did all he could in the matter—

Yrs ever
R. T.

 
Associated People: Louis Metman; Joseph Brummer
Associated Things: Byzantine Exhibition of 1931
Associated Artworks: BZ.1929.1