Autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet folded], dated 15 September 1914 that reads: My dear Jean, It isn't worth it to burden you with the two canvasses I was talking about. If you receive this letter in time to go by Durand-Ruel who has photographs of the nursing child, ask him for one. If he doesn't have one tell him to send one to Cagnes when he does. As for the La Boulangère [housekeeper] pay her ... either 50 francs a month or 2 francs a day if you feed her during your stay and 3 francs if you don't feed her. We're waiting for you next Monday with pleasure. Yours, Renoir. Give the address to the concierge. R. Don't worry about the photograph when Guino comes he'll bring it. R.

    In 1913, French sculptor, painter and lithographer, Richard Guino (1890-1973) was hired by Renoir's dealer, Ambroise Vollard to model and mold sculptures under the direction Renoir and based on drawings and studies supplied by the master, whose hands, at that point, were stricken with debilitating arthritis. The pair worked together in Essoyes and Cagnes-sur-Mar (Renoir's country residence and Aline's home town) until the collaboration ended in 1918.

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