Letter from Winslow Homer to M. Knoedler & Co., March 22, 1902
March 22nd, 1902
M Knoedler & Co
In reply to your favor of the 20th I will say that in view of my having made a contract to build a stable & the fact that for some reason that picture of the “Eastern Point” has been out so long—I will put the cash price to you for your trade at $1000.
If you fail to make a go of it—I will ask you to kindly pack it up & send it to me.
In regard to the painting “The Breakers”—I never gave that title to a picture—& in 1896 the date in which you say it was painted. I only painted two pictures in that year & they were not of that description.
If it is a winter scene & painted in 1894 & called “High Seas” I know all about it
Yours very truly Winslow Homer
If it is not a winter scene, it’s a fraud & a swindle.