Lot 658: French writer born Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842) considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism. Handwritten manuscript in French by Stendhal, one page, 6.75 x 9, June 11, 1819. A page from Stendahl's famous journal, headed "Florence, 11 June 1819." In part (translated): "On June 11 I arrived dead tired at 4 1/2 hours, I had gone…in the morning with 2 horses…riding at the bottom of the pretty descent amid bouquets of honeysuckle…the sun rose." In fine condition. Stendhal first visited Florence in 1817, where he was overcome by emotion in awe of the the cultural richness of the city, a phenomenon which has been termed 'Stendhal syndrome.' A fabulous and excessively rare piece.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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