ART & MUSIC
GAUGUIN TO PISSARRO
“I HAVE MEASURED THE FRAME SIZE AND IT IS A CANVAS OF 90 (56 X45),
THUS IT WILL BE EASY TO FIND SOMETHING WHEN YOU RETURN TO PARIS.”
GAUGUIN, PAUL. (1848-1903). French painter. Extremely scarce, and early Autograph Letter Signed, “P Gauguin,” in French, on imprinted “A. Bourdon / avec Maison G. Caperon-Lanays” stationery. One very full page, octavo. “21 Rue Le Peletier. Paris”. February 22, 1879. To fellow artist and mentor CAMILLE PISSARRO.
RENOIR AUTHENTICATES ONE OF HIS PAINTINGS
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919) French artist and a leader in the development of the Impressionist style. Charming black and white Photograph Signed, “Renoir,” of his painting depicting a young girl wearing a broad-brimmed hat and school girl dress, seated and reading a book.
CHOICE PHOTOGRAPH OF LOUIS ARMSTONG PLAYING HIS TRUMPET – BOLDLY SIGNED
ARMSTRONG, LOUIS. (1901-1971). American trumpeter and vocalist who was among the most influential figures in American jazz; nicknamed “Satchmo”. Choice, black and white Photograph Signed, “Louis Armstrong” to the right of his image against the lighter background of the image.
CHOPIN SELLS THE COPYRIGHT TO HIS
2nd GRANDE SONATA
AND HIS LA BERCEUSE
CHOPIN, FREDERIC. (1810-1849). Polish composer and pianist, noted for his lyric compositions for piano, including 55 mazurkas, 13 polonaises, 24 preludes, 27 etudes, 19 nocturnes, 4 ballades and 4 scherzos. Remarkable and Very Rare Partly Printed Document Signed, “Frederic Chopin,” in English. One page, quarto. Paris, May 2, 1845.
SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANZ LISZT
LISZT, FRANZ (1811-1886). Hungarian Romantic era composer, piano virtuoso, and teacher. An attractive carte-de-visite Photograph, depicting Liszt in a dramatic pose, standing aside a music stand and boldly Signed, “F. Liszt.”
EDWARD STEICHEN — THE ’50 PHOTOGRAPHS BY 50 PHOTOGRAPERS EXIBITION’
STEICHEN, EDWARD. (1879-1973). American photographer. Typed Letter Signed, “Edward Steichen”, on his name-imprinted The Museum of Modern Art letterhead. One full page, quarto. “11 West 53rd Street, New York”, August 4, 1948. Very fine condition. To “F.B. Knoop, Executive Editor, The Farm Quarterly, 22 East 12th Street, Cincinnati 10, Ohio”.
SAINT-GAUDENS — THE DESIGNER OF THE $20 GOLD PIECE
SAINT-GAUDENS, AUGUSTUS. (1848-1907). American sculptor; His signature, boldly written, “Augustus St. Gaudens / New York, April 25/92″ on an octavo leaf.