Martin Mower - Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Florence, 13 May 1920

Martin Mower (Lynn, Massachusetts, 1870 - 1960, Vancouver)

Letter to Isabella Stewart Gardner from Hotel D'Albion, Florence, 13 May 1920

ink and graphite on paper


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Modern Painters and Sculptors Case




Inscribed in pencil in Isabella Stewart Gardner's hand (verso of envelope): sorry you don't get my letters. / Very discouraging. [Sour] Chandler yes / terday who came [is su] me having had / a frightful week / oral examination. He / arrives [illegible words] but decides / against Spain. He's coming back in / [illegible] 9 Sept as he has much to do here. / His mother is nervous & rather poorly. He / leaves early in July.

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