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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.