Lot 139: Georges Jules Victor Clairin
26th April 2018
2 page ALS by Clairin. Letter from Georges Clairin to one of the decorators of an opera a friend writer, Paris. ALS 2 pgs. An interesting letter relating to the illustration of the book in part:He offers him an appointment with one or the other so that they can talk about it. In P.S .. seems to me that you could always tease the ground with your editor, you have to persuade them that there are beautiful and pretty drawings to do for this beautiful book and that the sale will only be more profitable….Georges Jules Victor Clairin (11 September 1843, Paris – Pouldu, Clohars-Carnoët 2 September 1919) was a French Orientalist painter and illustrator. He was influenced by Eastern imagery Moorish architecture, and visited North Africa many times, in particular Morocco and Egypt. In Paris he led the life of a socialite, and befriended the glamorous actress Sarah Bernhardt, his friend for 50 years, and is today best known for his 'in costume' and informal intimate portraits of her.
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