Lot n° 247
1000 - 1500
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TOULOUSE-LAUTREC HENRI DE (1864-1901).
L.A.S. "Henri", [Paris January 1891], to HER MOTHER, Countess Adèle de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC; 4 pages in-8 (some cracks in folds repaired).
On an exhibition and sale of paintings.
He is happy to have good news from her, and is "only waiting for livers and other stomach supplies".
His friend Henri Bourges is doing his thesis "and finishing his internship on Sunday. Yesterday I opened the Volney exhibition [at the Cercle artistique, rue Volney]. My paintings are not too badly placed, but in a light that is not as good as last year's. I sold two studies of dancers to MANZI, head of the Goupil gravure printing house. [...] I have not yet had Papa's trinkets transported, having waited for the Caulaincourt iceboxes to melt, which will be done today or tomorrow. Paris was shaken by the detonation of melinite intended to burst the ice on the Seine. Bourges even saw two swans carried away by the ice cubes, fluttering weakly between two bridges, and falling back exhausted on the ice".
He adds that "Gaston Bonnefoy has just lost an aunt to heritage. - I was told that Davout had buried his - which could mean the boat almost assured for this summer. That's selfishness for you"...
Correspondence (ed. Herbert Schimmel, 1992), no. 185, p. 169.
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