Lot 719: D'Indy Vincent



2015-09-16 14:11:16

Lot 719: D'Indy Vincent: (1851-1931) French Composer. A.L.S., Vincent D'Indy, Three Pages, 8Vo, Boffres, Ardeche, 10Th August 1897, To Mr. Dupuis, In French. D'Indy States 'Send Me As Soon As Possible, To The Address Below, Your Ave Verum, Because I Have To Necessarily Write The Contest Article, And I Would Like To Rank You. There Is Someone Else Who Could Win It. In Any Case, Review Carefully The Writing And Send It To Me.' D'Indy Further Asks His Correspondent If He Knows The Gillet'S Family And States 'I Have Received The New Of Henri Gillet'S Death, The Cellist, Which Deeply Saddens Me, Because On Top Of His Talent I Highly Admired Henri Gillet As Person And As Artist, He Was A Young Intelligent Fellow, And What Is Even Better A Good Heart And Very Close To His Friends. I Dare Not Writing To His Mother Who I Vaguely Know, Nor To His Young Wife Who I Don'T Know At All…You May Know Someone At Verviers Who Knows Any Of His Relatives, And The Circumstances Of This Poor Young Boy'S Death Which I Would Like To Know, Because Henri Gillet Was A Good Friend For Me And I Have Been Quite Shocked With His Death.' D'Indy Concludes With 'I Am Calmly Working Here On My Mountain And Have Harnessed Myself To A String Quartet Which Am Really Passionate For.' A Good Content Letter. Some Overall Age Wear With Few Tears To The Fold Edges, Some Professionally Repaired, Only Affecting One Word And Not The Signature, Otherwise G. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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