RENOIR TO HIS SON — “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT. IF YOU RECEIVE THIS LETTER IN TIME TO GO BY DURAND- RUEL WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD’, ASK HIM FOR ONE. IF HE DOESN’T HAVE ONE TELL HIM TO SEND ONE TO CAGNES WHEN HE DOES.
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter who was a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, “AR”, and “R” in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914”. To his son, JEAN RENOIR. [(1894–1979) the noted filmmaker.] Renoir writes:
“My dear Jean, It isn’t worth it to burden you with the two canvasses I was talking about. If you receive this letter in time to go by Durand-Ruel who has photographs of the nursing child, ask him for one. If he doesn’t have one tell him to send one to Cagnes when he does. As for the La Boulangere [housekeeper] pay her … either 50 francs a month or 2 francs a day if you feed her during your stay and 3 francs if you don’t feed her. We’re waiting for you next Monday with pleasure. Yours, Renoir. Give the address to the concierge. AR. Don’t worry about the photograph when Guino comes he’ll bring it. R.