RENOIR REFERENCES RECEIVING A LETTER FROM THE NIECE OF BERTHE MORISOT AND EUGENE MANET, PAULE GOBILLARD, WHO WAS A TALENTED YET RELATIVELY UNKNOWN WOMAN ARTIST AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter who was a leading figure in the Impressionist movement. Attractive Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”. Full page, octavo. Cagnes, May 2, . To ‘Dear friend’. Renoir writes:
“Dear friend, I saw Germaine. I received a letter from Paule Gobillard who told me that your wife is really doing better. I am writing to tell you that I am happy for you that you are finally relieved of the worry, which [plagued] you. Let’s hope that this will continue and that your mind will be free. In friendship for you and your wife, Renoir”.
Paule Gobillard (1867–1946) was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter who was heavily influenced by the Impressionists; the niece of Berthe Morisot and Eugène Manet, the brother of Édouard Manet, who taught her lessons in painting as part of her education upon being orphaned at an early age. She was unknown in the art scene compared to her relatives. She exhibited with the Société des Indépendants in 1904 and in 1926.
An attractive, relatively inexpensive and boldly penned Renoir letter, that is perfect for display.
Cher ami, — J’ai vu Germaine. J’ai reçu une lettre de Paule Gobillard qui me disait que ta femme va réellement mieux. Je t’écris ce mot pour te féliciter d’être enfin sorti de l’inquiétude qui [?]. Esperons que cela va continuer et que tu pourras avoir la cervelle plus libre. Avec amitie a toi et a ta femme — Renoir Cagnes 2 mai [10?]