Lot 604: ALS in French, signed "Degas," one page, 4.5 x 5.5, postmarked May 12, 1900. Letter to his friend the journalist Pierre Lalo in Paris. In part (translated): "I knew…that you could still join Marchand…in short, every day will be good, dear Lalo, except Wednesday and Friday." Addressed on the reverse in Degas' hand. Some paper loss to edges and corners (affecting a single letter of the closing sentiment), otherwise fine condition. A boldly penned letter from a period in which Degas made some of his most famous paintings of dances and racehorses.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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