March 4, 1930.
Mr. Prosper Invernizzi,
534 West 178th Street,
New York City.
Dear Mr. Invernizzi:
I am very sorry that I am obliged to write this letter, but it is important both for you and for me.
In the matter of prices for your pictures hanging in the gallery, I told Miss Mungo Park to advise with you and if possible to get you to put prices of pictures very low, so that we can sell them. This, I am sure, you understand, is no reflection on your pictures. Works of art have an intrinsic value which is far above any market price. The fact remains that when there is no great demand for an artist's pictures, he must consent to sell them, if he wishes to sell, for what he can get for them. I did have an offer of $300.00 for the large picture, and after presenting the matter to you the picture was sold for that price. The "Flower Painting" I sold to somebody for $150.00, as that person would not pay more. But I was very glad that you would have two pictures in the hands of people who prized them, and in that way add something to your well-deserved reputation.
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