Pierre-Auguste Renoir handwritten & signed note
- A superb Pierre-Auguste Renoir handwritten & signed note.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French artist and leading painter in the development of Impressionism. Today, he is considered among the finest Impressionists and his work continues to sell for outstanding sums at auction.
Renoir began work as a painter in a porcelain factory in 1854. In 1862, he entered the studio of Gleyre where he formed lasting friendships with Monet, Sisley and Bazille.
Renoir's art has instant appeal and the artist freely communicated the joy he took in them. He was once quoted as saying, "Why shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the world."
A beige note written in French and signed 'Renoir' in black fountain pen ink.
With crisp fresh text and a superb example of Renoir's signature.
The note is postmarked March 13, 1894 and was sent by Renoir to a friend in Paris.
The piece reads 'Come on Wednesday for dinner if you can with ...Alexandre'.
The note measures approx 4.5" x 5.5" and is in excellent condition, with just the original horizontal mailing fold.
A simple, striking piece of art history signed by one of the most important painters of the 19th century.
Provenance: Ex Stanley Gibbons.
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