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    A LETTER FROM RENOIR TO ALINE WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO SETTLE HIS ACCOUNT WITH MADAME FOURNAISE, PROPRIETOR OF RESTAURANT FOURNAISE (SETTING FOR RENOIR'S LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY, 1881)

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, three pages [one sheet, folded] where Renoir instructs with wife to tell Madame Fournaise (proprietor of Restaurant Fournaise) that upon his return he will settle his account with them but that if she needs the money sooner he will send it. He asks Aline to try and arrange some free time and not tire yourself out too much. I will come back as soon as I can. I'm bored (this counts for nothing). Say all sorts of nice things to the Fournaise family. I think I won't be longer than fifteen days... All the best, I embrace you, A. Renoir.

    NOTE: The terrace of Restaurant Fournaise, located on the island of Chatou on the Seine River, provided the setting for Renoir's 1881 Luncheon of the Boating Party.


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