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MARY CASSATT, THE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST,  DISCUSSES THE GREAT ART COLLECTOR HAVEMEYER  ~~  A PROPOSED PROJECT TO CATALOGUE THE GREAT COLLECTIONS;  HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARIS ART DEALER DURAND-RUEL, AND THE REASONS SHE CAN’T SELL HER CORRESPONDENT A PAINTING

CASSATT, MARY.  (1844 –1926). American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists; lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas; Cassatt often created images with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, Mary Cassatt, on her imprinted black-bordered mourning Mes Nil Beaufresne / Mensil-Theribus (Oise) stationery.   Four very full pages, large octavo.  “Dimanche”, no date, but June, 1912.  

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THOMAS NAST ADVISES A CARTOONIST

NAST, THOMAS.  (1840-1902).  American cartoonist and caricaturist, known for his drawings during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.  Manuscript Letter Signed, “Th. Nast”, on ruled, blind-embossed Francis & Loutrel Extra Superfine stationery.  One page, octavo.  “New York, West 125th St. near 5th Ave.”, January 27, 1870. 

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CLAUDE MONET  ~~  ON THE CUSP OF ACHIEVING GREAT SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST,  WRITES:  ~~  “NATURE IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND IT’S ONLY IN THE WORK THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO FORGET ALL MY WORRIES BECAUSE I AM STARTING TO NOT BE A BEGINNER ANYMORE…”

MONET, CLAUDE.   (1840-1926).  Founding member, and leader in French Impressionist painting movement;  the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting:  Impression, Sunrise.  A sad and somewhat melancholy, yet important, Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French.  3 full pages, large octavo. Vétheuil,  December 30, 1878,  To his patron and collector, Georges de BELLIO. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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RENOIR AUTHENTICATES ONE OF HIS PAINTINGS

RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919)    French artist and a leader in the development of the Impressionist style.  Charming black and white Photograph Signed, “Renoir,” of his painting depicting a young girl wearing a broad-brimmed hat and school girl dress, seated and reading a book. 

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