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    A LETTER FROM RENOIR TO ALINE ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROFESSIONAL HAZARDS OF BEING AN ARTIST

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, 2 pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank], Renoir tells her you believe I am a complete idiot, which flatters me. You must known that I have a lot of trouble earning money for my paintings without behaving foolishly and it is not flattering to distinguish who is a maniac and sometimes is unbearable, but all that is most and very discreet. I didn't talk to you about it because I had something else on my mind and I wasn't thinking about... I didn't think it would interest you by telling you he has a friend that he's going to see three months every three years which deprives him of his annual vacation of one month. You see I am doing what I can to escape your anger. I hope that you had the idea to delay your trip for this summer while I am in Wargemont and that you will not "grow moldy there"... He describes the weather and reports that he goes to bed every night at 8 o'clock, I get up at 6 a.m. in order to bring you a totally new man. Kiss you, hug you... Auguste


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
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