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Elisina Tyler to Robert Woods Bliss, May 19, 1927

par Arnay-le-Duc
(Côte d’Or)
May 19th 1927Thursday.

Dear Robert.

I received yesterday two copies of “Art and Archaeology” with an article on Roman mosaics.Probably Salvatore Aurigemma, “At a Roman Villa at Zilten,” Art and Archaeology: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine 23, no. 4 (April 1927): 160–69. There was no indication of the provenance, but I suspect you of this act of kindness.

The writing looked like yours, but larger. If you did send it, please accept my very warm thanks, and also for the reproduction of the Titian portrait.Portrait of Alfonso d’Este, Duke of Ferrara, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27.26. The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired this painting in 1927 for $125,000; until 1925, it had been in the collection of the Comtesse Charles de Vogüé. It is identified today as a copy after Titian. See Bryson Burroughs, “The Portrait of Alfonso d’Este by Titian,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 22, no. 4 (April 1927), 97–101. I will send it you back to Washington, and tell you what Mme. de VogüéDiane, Comtesse Charles de Vogüé, daughter-in-law of Arthur de Vogüé, who lived at the Château de Commarin near Dijon. has to say.

My best wishes for your journey, and finally, one more expression of the keenest appreciation and gratitude for the most sumptuous photograph of the lovely cross.Possibly BZ.1921.6–9.

Ever yours affnately,

Associated Artworks: BZ.1921.6-9