Letter from Wilhelm Preetorius II congratulating de László on receiving the Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy. Preetorius advises the artist to "not take on too much; keep your freshness by giving yourself more rest and choosing your sitters". The remainder of the letter is mostly concerned with Preetorius' family life--his elder daughter's recent remarriage; the poor health of his wife, younger daughter and grandson; and his son's passing. He thanks de László for the gift of money he wired. He finishes the letter by passing on greetings from the artist, Max Thedy: "He was our guest of 3 weeks and painted 3 men and a lady and 2 children's portraits which were all very successful: 75 Dollars per picture!! An example of conditions in Germany!!!"
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- Preetorius II, Wilhelm (1852 - 1924)
- László, Philip Alexius de (1869 - 1937)
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