Lot 241: Infamous French courtesan (1743–1793) who was the last mistress of Louis XV. Accused of aiding emigres from the Revolution, she was imprisoned, tried, and executed during the Reign of Terror. Untranslated LS in French, signed "Le Comtesse du Barry," one page, 6.25 x 8, February 2, 1783. In very good condition, with an overall block of toning and scattered soiling.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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