Bernard Berenson (in Settignano) to Yashiro

Settignano, Dec. 29. ’52

Dear Yashiro,

Thank you for yours of the 21st. I await eagerly the return of the scroll, and your Japanese article on it, as well as your Roman lecture.

Thank you for all you say about translating my Italian Painters. I shall forward what you tell me to Horovitz, the Phaidon publisher, and ask him to communicate with you directly.

I am addressing you a booklet on the reliefs of the Arch of Constantine, in which I apply our methods of handling an art subject, empirically instead of ideologically.

I hope now to take up the preparation of the new “Lorenzo Lotto.”

Then I shall be free to try other things - ambitious projects that I have had in mind for many years. Shall I have the strength, shall I live long enough?