Lot 787: Pioneer of modern dance, choreography, and theatrical lighting (1862–1928) whose work attracted the attention of leading French artists including Cheret, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Rodin; she became the subject of countless lithographs, paintings, and sculptures. ALS, three pages, lightly-gridded, 8.25 x 10.5, March 27, 1900. Letter to a gentleman, in part: "My mother's nurse was obliged to go to England, so I took her place until just now another has arrived. (You know my mother is a helpless invalid!) So I have not been able to see you. Will you kindly translate to Mr. D'Urville the following—& I will be very grateful…1st. At that moment we learned there was a large terrarium in the rue de Paris. 2nd. I am free to dance there after July & perhaps by arrangement before. 3rd. Our first terrarium at the Park Alexander was for my representation impossible!" Partial separations to central vertical and horizontal folds (vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), a tape-repaired tear to second page, and some slight soiling and toning to edges, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467
Wednesday, 13th January 2016
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