Lot 253: Napoleon: Josephine

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:24

Lot 253: LS in French, signed "Josephine," one page, 7.25 x 9, January 10, 1812. From her famous Chateau de Malmaison, Josephine sends a letter of recommendation to a councilor of state, in part: (translated): "I am requesting your kindness for Augustin Saint whose brother is one of the painters of the Emperor and of mine. He would like to get the rank of auditor in the accounting division where he has been employed for some time…I recommend him to you with greater pleasure as his morality and services render him worthy of your good will." In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned engraving and carte-de-visite. She received the Malmaison estate following her divorce from Napoleon in 1810, and she endeavored to create the most beautiful garden in all of Europe. The property achieved fame for its rose garden, in which she cultivated over two hundred different varieties of roses from around the world. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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