ART & MUSIC
HENRY JAMES — TO THE WIFE OF ARTIST SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA
JAMES, HENRY. (1843-1882). American writer; born in New York City, he resided in London from 1876 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1915; author of The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1879), Washington Square (1881), The Bostonians (1886), and The Tragic Muse (1890). Autograph Note Signed, “Henry James”, on a 16mo. card. “3 Bolton Court”, London, February 12, no year.
RARE HOLOGRAPH LETTER WRITTEN BY AUSTRIAN COMPOSER ALBAN BERG, LESS THAN ONE MONTH BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH
BERG, ALBAN. (1885-1935). Austrian composer. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Alban Berg”, on his stamped “Alban Berg, Wien XIII/I Trauttmansdorffgasse 27” stationery. Vienna, February 17, 1935. Two pages, large octavo. Very fine condition. Accompanied by original envelope addressed in his hand to Frau Hentsch.
RARE AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES. (1785-1851). American Ornithologist. Rare Autograph Note Signed, “John J. Audubon”. One page, oblong, octavo. No place [London], June 1835.
JOHANNES BRAHMS ASKS TO “HAVE ABOUT SIX COPIES MADE OF OPUS NO. 42”
BRAHMS, JOHANNES. (1833-1897). German composer. Fine Autograph Letter Signed, “J.B.”, in German. Four full pages, large octavo. Ischl, August 6, 1894. Very fine condition. To an unnamed correspondent.
MONET TO BAZILLE
AN URGENT CRY FOR HELP, PENNED ONLY MONTHS AFTER HIS SON’S BIRTH AND HIS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY DROWNING HIMSELF IN THE SEINE!
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). Founder, and leader of the French Impressionist painting; the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting: Impression, Sunrise. An exceptional, and Important early Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French. 3 full pages, large octavo. “Fecamp au Paout”, France. [August 6, 1868. To FREDERIC BAZILLE]
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN REPORTS: “I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED THE LIBRETTO…”
SULLIVAN, ARTHUR (1842-1900) English composer best know for his work with librettist W.S. Gilbert. Manuscript Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan,” on 1 Queen’s Mansions, Victoria Street S.W. stationery. One page, octavo. London. October 14, 1894. Sullivan writes to: V. Langammer, Esq:
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.