Arnold begins to collect dimension specifications on pieces to be included in the shoot.

A letter from Edgar Richardson, director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, to Dorothy Seiberling of LIFE Magazine
April 4, 1950

“Here are the dimension of the works you inquired about:
Ribera: St. Jerome 77 ¼ x 60 (incl. frame – 99 x 74)
Pater: The Bath 17 x 13 ½ (incl. fram – 25 x 19 ½) …

The Angel by Franklin Watkins (76 x 40 ¼) is presently on loan at the Museum of Modern Art for the Watkins show.  It is by far the most impressive contemporary painting we acquired last year. Would it be possible for you to photograph it in New York? Of course you have our blessing to do this...”