Lot 882: Lola Montez

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:35:19

Lot 882: Irish dancer and actress (1821-1861) who became famous as a 'Spanish dancer,' courtesan, and the mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, who made her Countess of Landsfeld. ALS in French, signed "Lola," one page, 5.25 x 8.25, no date. Letter to Nini, in full (translated): "I wanted to attempt a first outing yesterday accompanying Charles to Erard's, but I was wrong as I am feeling a little worse today. This is disappointing because I should have liked to go and see you this morning to find out if you were happy with Charles yesterday, and if the Benoit ladies from Champy were satisfied with his father. What I should have liked above all was to be present at the lesson of your charming and beautiful pupil. Let her know of my disappointment, and add anything you think appropriate, you know what I think and give you carte blanche. My first outing will be to you both." In fine condition, with several horizontal folds and light creasing. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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