ART & MUSIC
CAILLBOTTE 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.
DEGAS IN THE SPA TOWN OF CAUTERETS, FRANCE ~~ TAKING THE WATERS, SEEING CLASSIC PULCINCELLA PUPPET THEATRE IN THE PARKS, REPORTING OF WRITING MARY CASSATT AND MALLARME — AND ALL THE WHILE DREAMING OF POSSIBLE CURES TO BE FOUND AT LOURDES
DEGAS, EDGAR. (1834-1917). French Impressionist artist famous for his pastel drawings, oil paintings, bronze sculptures, and prints. Superb Autograph Letter Signed, “Degas”. Four full pages, octavo. “Hotel Angleterre, Cauterets [A French resort town in the Pyrenees], August 30”, no year. To Paul Abert Bartholome.
HENRI MATISSE ~~ AWAITS THE PUBLICATION OF A BOOK THAT CONTAINS IMAGES OF SEVERAL OF HIS WORKS
MATISSE, HENRI. (1869-1954). French artist, best known for the expressive color, and form, in his paintings; leader of the Fauve group of painters. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Henri Matisse”, in French, on lightly lined paper. One very full page, quarto. ‘Issy-les Moulineaux [France], August 18, 1920’.
CLAUDE MONET AGREES TO SEND TWO PAINTINGS TO LONDON FOR A POSSIBLE SALE OR EXHIBITION
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). French artist; leading figure in the impressionist movement; the term ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting Impression Sunrise. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet”, in French, on his embossed Giverny Par Vernon Eure stationery.
THE PIVOTAL FIGURE IN THE TRANSITION OF ARTISTIC STYLES FROM REALISM TO IMPRESSIONISM, EDOUARD MANET — WRITES FROM HIS LAST ATELIER [STUDIO]
MANET, EDOUARD. (1832-1883). French painter, and arguably the pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. Quite scarce, boldly penned Autograph Letter Signed, “Ed. Manet,” in French. One full page, octavo.
LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER, ANSEL ADAMS DELIGHTS IN HIS NEW SINAR CAMERA EQUIPMENT AND DETAILS PLANS FOR ADAPTATIONS TO HIS CAMERAS WHILE RELATING ISSUES HE’S HAVING WITH THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE IN YOSEMITE!
ADAMS, ANSEL. (1902-1984). American landscape photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white images of the American West. Fine photography related content, Typed Letter Signed, “Ansel A”, in red ink, on his name-imprinted ‘131 24th avenue, San Francisco, California’ stationery. Very full page, quarto. [San Francisco], July 15, 1958.
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN ~~ THE FAMED BRITISH ARCHITECT, RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL IN LONDON, IN HIS ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF HIS MAJESTIES ROYAL HOSPITAL IN CHELSEA
WREN, CHRISTOPHER (1632-1723). English architect, who played a leading role in the rebuilding of London following the devastating Great Fire of 1666, and whose St. Paul’s Cathedral takes a place among the greatest designs in the history of architecture. Scarce Manuscript Document Signed, “Chr. Wren.” One page, large folio. [9.75 x 15 inches]. No place [London]. March 11, 1698.