Lot 252
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2 L.A.S. "Henri", [Paris] July 1892, to HER MOTHER, the Countess Adèle de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC; 3 pages and a half and 3 pages in-8. On her first lithographed posters in color. July 92. "My dear Mother, The latest news, very vague, tells us that the Pascals are in Soulac at the seaside. Under what conditions? I have no idea. I would like to go, but it is hardly possible for a fortnight. - My little works [his posters] have succeeded perfectly and I have attached there the end of a line that can lead me far enough, I hope. I understand that in spite of your pleasure at being in Bosc you have the desire to return to your nest. I want to go through Palavas to see the dark blue sea a little before going to the Ocean. But who knows... July 26th. "My dear Mother, I have received your letter and thank you for it. Your letter, as far as my aunt [Cecile Pascal] is concerned, proves that the end is here and I fear that the remedies are quite ineffective. Louis alone, though not very cheerful, is capable of doing something. What is the use of talking, since it is even useless to act without seeming to impose. I saw Georges yesterday condemning my victims [counterfeiters who were forging his works] who were given a month to 15 days in prison. That is all the news. I don't meet Daddy very often, who leaves Lucas in the summer for the open-air broths which I don't like"... Correspondence (ed. Herbert Schimmel, 1992), nos. 236-237, pp. 197-198.
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