MONET TO BAZILLE
AN URGENT CRY FOR HELP, PENNED ONLY MONTHS AFTER HIS SON’S BIRTH AND HIS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE BY DROWNING HIMSELF IN THE SEINE!
MONET, CLAUDE. (1840-1926). Founder, and leader of the French Impressionist painting; the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting: Impression, Sunrise. An exceptional, and Important early Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French. 3 full pages, large octavo. “Fecamp au Paout”, France. [August 6, 1868. To FREDERIC BAZILLE]
GAUGUIN TO PISSARRO!
“I HAVE MEASURED THE FRAME SIZE AND IT IS A CANVAS OF 90 (56 X45), THUS IT WILL BE EASY TO FIND SOMETHING WHEN YOU RETURN TO PARIS.”
GAUGUIN, PAUL. (1848-1903). French painter. Extremely scarce, and early Autograph Letter Signed, “P Gauguin,” in French, on imprinted “A. Bourdon / avec Maison G. Caperon-Lanays” stationery. One very full page, octavo. “21 Rue Le Peletier. Paris”. February 22, 1879. To fellow artist and mentor CAMILLE PISSARRO.
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.
RENOIR TO HIS SON — “IT ISN’T WORTH IT TO BURDEN YOU WITH THE TWO CANVASSES I WAS TALKING ABOUT…GO BY DURAND- RUEL [HIS PARIS ART DEALER] WHO HAS PHOTOGRAPHS OF ‘THE NURSING CHILD‘, ASK HIM FOR ONE.”
RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919). French painter. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Renoir”, in French, on imprinted LES COLLETTES / CAGNES (A.M.) stationery. Two full pages, octavo. “12 September 1914” To his son, JEAN RENOIR.
DUBUFFET: “YOU DID QUITE A SIGNIFICANT JOB TO OBTAIN AN AUTOGRAPH WITH THIS LETTER”
DUBUFFET, JEAN. (1901-1985) French painter and sculptor; best known for founding the art movement ‘Art Bru’t. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed, “J. Dubuffet,” in French. 1/2 page, quarto. Paris, January 7, 1976.