Lot 542: Wonderful ALS in French, one page both sides, 4.75 x 6.5, Villa Angeletto letterhead, December 28, 1913. Letter to her biographer, Achille Segard, in full (translated): "Thank you a thousand times for your good wishes and do accept mine for you, Madame Segard, and your children for 1914. I have gotten letters that tell me your book is written in a charming style. I have not yet received the newspaper articles you have mentioned. It is so painful for me to see my name in print in a newspaper, but I do hope the book will be successful after all the trouble you had to do it. We have had brilliant weather here, with all the sun that was absent during the summer. Once more, all my wishes for health and happiness for all." In fine condition. Segard had just recently published his monograph Mary Cassatt: Peintre des Enfants et des Meres, which contained a biography of the artist, a list of public and private collections in which her work was held, and an extensive bibliography. An interesting letter revealing her discomfort with media attention, despite her long-secured place in the upper echelon of French artists.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
Write a response...