CAILLEBOTTE TO MONET
ADVISING HIS FRIEND WHERE TO OBTAIN NEW FLOWERS AND SEEDS FOR CULTIVATION AT HIS FAMOUS GARDEN AT GIVERNY!
CAILLEBOTTE, GUSTAVE. (1848 –1894) French painter who was a member and patron of the Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group; known for his early interest in photography as an art form. Exceedingly-rare, and a choice association Autograph Letter Signed, “G. Caillobotte”, on his imprinted Petit Gennevilliers (Seine) stationery. 1 1/3 separate pages, [written on the 1st and 3rd pages, so when open displays wonderfully]. Paris, November 7, 1891. To fellow impressionist artist: CLAUDE MONET. Caillebotte writes:
Dear Friend, I cannot locate the peony catalogue, I think it was ‘Millet Horticulture at Bourg la Reine.’ You can write to this address and request that they send you one.
The catalogue English Perennials is ‘Barr & Son, 12 and 13 King Street, Covent Garden, London’ In the catalogue that I saw, there are definitely only perennials. Greetings, G. Caillebotte”.
Caillebotte was one of the most gifted of the painters from this period. He was able, due to his inheritance, to sponsor other artists and was an intimate friend of many. He died relatively young, but left behind an impressive catalogue of works that are now housed in the finest museums throughout the world. The association of Caillebotte to Monet, and on this topic can not be understated. His letters are exceedingly-scarce. Simply a wonderful letter!
Mon cher ami — Il m’est impossible de remettre la main sur le catalogue de pivoines. Je crois que c’était “ Millet horticulture à Bourg la Reine”. Vous pouvez ecrire à cette adresse qu’on vous en envoie un. Le catalogue plantes vivaces anglais est Barr & Son, 12 et 13 King Street, Covent Garden, London Sur le catalogue que j’ai vu il n’y a absolument que des plantes vivaces À vous, G Caillebotte