Lot 725: Famed and highly influential French poet (1844–1896) who penned Poèmes saturniens and Romances sans paroles; likewise remembered for his tumultuous love affair with the prodigiously gifted teenage poet Arthur Rimbaud. Manuscript receipt in French, signed "P. Verlaine," one page, 6 x 2.5, March 13, 1887. Confirmation of the receipt of a payment of 20 francs from his publisher Leon Vanier for biographies of Arthur Rimbaud and Albert Merat. Matted and framed to an overall size of 9.5 x 6.25. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold. An exceptionally desirable piece due to the Rimbaud content.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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