Lot 617: ALS in French, signed "E. Manet," one page, 4 x 5.25, no date but circa 1860s. Letter to the painter Frederic Bazille. In part (translated): "Do you think we are going to do our next Friday excursion. Answer me." In fine condition, with light foxing and toning. In addition to Manet, Bazille counted the fellow impressionists Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet among his close friends. This group of friends met together at a local cafe every Thursday and occasionally went on painting excursions to the beautiful countryside. A superb association among artists.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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