Lot 729: ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.5, no date but postmarked Paris, August 7, 1900. Letter to Blanche Marot, in full (translated): "I infinitely regret not having been here this afternoon, believe me! Do you want to come tomorrow, Wednesday, at about 2 or Thursday at about 5. Choose which you like better and believe me completely favorably disposed [to you]." Some brushing and mirroring to the ink, partial separations to the horizontal mailing folds, and light rusty paperclip impressions to signed page, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Debussy's hand, and an unsigned photo of the composer. Blanche Marot proved herself a sensitive and accomplished soprano in several of Debussy's works, most notably the Chansons de Bilitis and La damoiselle elue, her performance in which Debussy lauded as 'one of the most profound musical experiences of my life.'
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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