ART & MUSIC
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.
ERNEST SHEPARD, THE ILLUSTRATOR FOR THE WINNIE THE POOH BOOKS WRITES TO PUBLISHER CURTIS BROWN: “I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE COLORED REPRODUCTIONS IN BOTH THESE BOOKS” AFTER RECEIVING HIS COPIES OF: THE WORLD OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN AND WIND IN THE WILLOWS
SHEPARD, ERNEST HOWARD.(1879-1976). English artist and book illustrator; best known as illustrator for A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Ernest H. Shepard” on his Lodsworth 212 I Woodmancote, Lodsworth, Nr Petworth stationery. One page, octavo. [London], October 28, 1959.
AUDUBON PUBLISHES HIS ROYAL OCTAVO EDITION OF: ‘THE BIRDS OF AMERICA’ WITH ITS 65 ADDITIONAL PLATES, AND ANNOUNCES TO HARRIS: “I HAVE MADE A GOOD NUMBER OF DRAWINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AND THAT I LONG TO SHOW YOU.”
AUDUBON, JOHN. (1785-1851). Ornithologist, naturalist, and artist. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John J. Audubon.” Very full page, quarto. February 4, 1842, To Edward Harris.
GRIEG MUST CANCEL HIS CONCERT DUE TO HIS POOR HEALTH
GRIEG, EDVARD. (1843-1907). Norwegian composer. Autograph Note Signed, “Edvard Grieg”, in Norwegian, on an octavo post card. London, November 28, 1892.
SWISS ARTIST, PAUL KLEE, SENDS GREETINGS FROM HIS TRAVELS IN EGYPT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHLOSS MUSEUM
KLEE, PAUL. (1879-1940). Swiss-born German painter; blended concepts from expressionism, cubism, and surrealism into his unique style that made him a master of color theory. Brief Autograph Note, written on a picture postcard of “Thebes, The Hypostyle Hall of Ramesseum”, Boldly Signed, “Klee”, in German. “Luxor, Egypt” One page, octavo.