[telegraph form, postmark:] BOURSE / PARIS / 12 / JUIN / 02
LONDON 2309 9 12 2H20
= CHEQUE POSTED 8500 =
[p. 2, postmark:] PARIS 43 / R. LITTRE / 12 / JUIN / 4 -H- 30 / SOIR / 02
ADDAMS 49 BOULEVARD
1. 12 June 1902
Dated from the postmark.
3. CHEQUE POSTED
IJW suspected that Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more], was selling works from his studio, including Rose et or: La Napolitaine (YMSM 505). He was able to recover this portrait for 8500 francs through tortuous and somewhat shady negotiations with Carmen and Georges Petit, a Paris dealer, as a result of the Addams's investigations (see C. Addams to JW, #00110, #00112; JW to C. Addams, #00113; I. Addams to JW, #00119; and G. Bergaud to C. Addams, #04637).