ART & MUSIC
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS — AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form. One full page, quarto. London, April 6, 1898.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”. Two pages, octavo. “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year.
SIGISMUND THALBERG ~~ PENS AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED MUSICAL QUOTATION
THALBERG, SIGISMUND. (1812-1871). Swiss-born piano virtuoso; composer of a concerto, a sonata, etudes, fantasies, and variations on opera themes. Attractive Musical Quotation Signed, ”S. Thalberg”. One page, oblong narrow quarto. Paris, April 25th, 1862 . Thalberg has penned 5 bars of music from an unidentified composition.
MARY CASSATT, THE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST, DISCUSSES THE GREAT ART COLLECTOR HAVEMEYER ~~ A PROPOSED PROJECT TO CATALOGUE THE GREAT COLLECTIONS; HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARIS ART DEALER DURAND-RUEL, AND THE REASONS SHE CAN’T SELL HER CORRESPONDENT A PAINTING
CASSATT, MARY. (1844 –1926). American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists; lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas; Cassatt often created images with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children. Good Autograph Letter Signed, Mary Cassatt, on her imprinted black-bordered mourning Mes Nil Beaufresne / Mensil-Theribus (Oise) stationery. Four very full pages, large octavo. “Dimanche”, no date, but June, 1912.
THOMAS NAST ADVISES A CARTOONIST
NAST, THOMAS. (1840-1902). American cartoonist and caricaturist, known for his drawings during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Th. Nast”, on ruled, blind-embossed Francis & Loutrel Extra Superfine stationery. One page, octavo. “New York, West 125th St. near 5th Ave.”, January 27, 1870.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN GIVES A FAST UPDATE AS TO HIS MUSICAL PROJECTS
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”. One full page, oblong octavo. No place, February 12, 1874. Fine condition.
CLAUDE MONET ~~ ON THE CUSP OF ACHIEVING GREAT SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST, WRITES: ~~ “NATURE IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND IT’S ONLY IN THE WORK THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO FORGET ALL MY WORRIES BECAUSE I AM STARTING TO NOT BE A BEGINNER ANYMORE…”
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). Founding member, and leader in French Impressionist painting movement; the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting: Impression, Sunrise. A sad and somewhat melancholy, yet important, Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French. 3 full pages, large octavo. Vétheuil, December 30, 1878, To his patron and collector, Georges de BELLIO.