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    A LETTER FROM FRENCH PAINTER, ÉDOUARD MANET (1832-1883) TO RENOIR

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, four pages [one sheet folded], written on brown paper, dated 31 December, located in Paris that begins, My dear Renoir, Your letter brought me great happiness- you are so lucky to be in the sun, here there is a dreadful fog and you will without a doubt bring us back [a variety of] personal and interesting studies. In fact, a new minister just gave ... to Cabanel and other school teachers, he closes the ateliers and ... the flow of idle young that ... the taxes of the state ... He came during the day of the year to [decorate] ... myself and others ... and I hope that he will [return with] enough time ... to give you the compliment ... I think of the brave ... that I have not spoken of, however, but if one succeeds he will learn and not have ... of the success nor of the unpleasant aftertaste of defeat. I hear of how you are from Dendon Jaupaur (?) very loving and he had a letter for you. Best regards my dear Renoir, and bring back many paintings, Ed Manet.


    Condition Report*: 7 x 8-3/4 inches (17.8 x 22.2 cm) Folding and handling creases; crease down center of letter almost completely torn in half.
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