Lot 663: Mancini Hortense



2015-07-10 15:43:09

Lot 663: Mancini Hortense: (1646-1699) Duchesse Mazarin. Favourite Niece Of Cardinal Mazarin, The Chief Minister Of France, And A Mistress Of King Charles Ii Of England. Autograph Letter, Unsigned, Two Pages, 4To, N.P., 27Th June N.Y., To An Unidentified Correspondent, In French. Mancini States That She Sent Her Correspondent A Letter For Madame De Sandwich A Few Weeks Earlier, But Does Not Know If It Was Received, And Further States €˜I Have Not Heard From My Sister For A Long Time. The Wedding Must Take Her So Much Time That She Can’T Think Of Anyone’, Continuing €˜Did I Tell You What Mrs. Sandwich Does? I’M Surprised That Madame De Bellefont And Madame De Nevers Have Not Honoured Her With A Visit, After The Way I Recommended Her To My Sister, Her Friends And Her Parents. They Should Have Had The Honesty Of Seeing Her While Abbe Du Bois Is The Only One Who Serves Her. When You See Him, Oblige Me To Compliment Him A Thousand Times And To Tell Him That His Absence Saddens All The People Who Knew Him (Especially Me)€¦.€™ Three Light Stains To The Left Edge And A Few Small Tears To The Lower Edge, Only Very Slightly Affecting A Few Words Of Text, G Hortense Mancini Was The Fourth Of Five Sisters, Each Remembered For Their Great Beauty And All Of Whom Married Well Due To The Influence Of Their Uncle, Cardinal Mazarin. Collectively The Sisters, And Their Two Cousins, Were Known As The Mazarinettes At The Court Of King Louis Xiv Of France. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 120
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