ART & MUSIC
SIR WILLIAM GILBERT REGRETFULLY DECLINES AN INVITATION
GILBERT, SIR WILLIAM S. (1836-1911). English playwright. Autograph Letter Signed, “W.S. Gilbert”, on his monogrammed WSG stationery. Two full, separate pages, octavo. “6 Evelyn Mansion, Victoria St.”, February 15, 1896.
RENOIR TO HIS SON — “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT…GO BY DURAND- RUEL [HIS PARIS ART DEALER] WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD‘, ASK HIM FOR ONE.”
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914” To his son, JEAN RENOIR.
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.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN IS PLEASED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS: THE MARTYR OF ANTIOCH
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer; best known for 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”.
ATTRACTIVE LEONARD BERNSTEIN AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM HIS CLARINET SONATA
BERNSTEIN, LEONARD. (1918-1990). Attractive Autograph Musical Quotation Signed: “Leonard Bernstein / Clarinet Sonata”, in red ink, on a small oblong octavo card stock imprinted with a musical staff. Bernstein has penned the first 3 bars of music from his composition.
RUDOLPH FRIML — SENDS A LETTER OF THANKS AND INCORPORATES A MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM “INDIAN LOVE SONG”
FRIML, RUDOLPH. (1879-1972) Czech-born pianist and composer of operettas, musicals, songs and piano pieces; known for his light operas; The Firefly, Rose Marie. Typed Letter Signed, “Rudolf Friml”, on his name imprinted stationery, and incorporating an Autograph Musical Quotation from his “Indian Love Song”. One page, quarto. Los Angeles, California, October 12, 1971.
DUBUFFET: “YOU DID QUITE A SIGNIFICANT JOB TO OBTAIN AN AUTOGRAPH WITH THIS LETTER”
DUBUFFET, JEAN. (1901-1985) French painter and sculptor; best known for founding the art movement ‘Art Bru’t. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “J. Dubuffet,” in French. 1/2 page, quarto. Paris, January 7, 1976.