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    A LETTER FROM FRENCH ART HISTORIAN, ÉLIE FAURE (1873-1937) TO RENOIR

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet], dated 8 November 1915, located in Hyères (Var) that reads: My Very Dear Old Master, Your letter awakened my remorse in not having yet gone to see you if my health had permitted me until now. Unhappily, this stay on the Cote (the coast) was not at the least favorable and the bad weather continues. Perpetual gusts of wind unpleasantly influenced my nervous state. I am certainly worse off for having arrived here and I'm seriously thinking of leaving. I would like to be in Morocco! If only you could come with me! In the meantime, I would like to see you, but it's so far, all the while seeming so near. I don't even need to tell you that, I will do all that I can for your son. At the same time, I am writing to my brother-in-law, who is an officer in the special service of the secretary. I hope that he will be able to do something, but the information is insufficient. The best thing to do is to go quickly, that your son write to him directly what he wants. He will be informed and believe me very favorable disposed, being on brotherly terms with me and admirer of your genius. Your son must write to him without delay with the number of his regiment, his depot, his service record, and his injury to exchange the post that they want to give him in place of the one he asked for. He should not be afraid to give him all the details and information. See you soon, perhaps old master, your letter seems that you are fine. Faure.


    Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000.

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    6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm)

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