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    COLLECTION OF LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS TO RENOIR

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letters signed, dating from 1882-1913, include those from: Armand Cabrol (autograph letter signed, dated 29 March 1903, located Boujan [Hirault].); Paul Cézanne, Jr. [son of Paul Cézanne, 1839-1906, artist] (autograph letter signed, dated 23 February 1914, located Paris) sends Renoir birthday greetings; Jeanne Baudot [1877-1957, painter and Jean Renoir's godmother] (autograph letter signed, dated 29 December 1913, located Louveciennes) sends New Years wishes; Paul Bérard (autograph letter signed, date 29 October 1882, located Wargemont); Léonce Bénédite [Musée Rodin conservateur] (autograph letter signed, dated 10 April 1918, Musée Rodin); Emile Bergèrat [1845- 1923, author] (autograph letter signed, dated 22 March 1912, located Villa Garro, Nice); Jean Baffier [1851-1920, sculptor] (autograph note signed and photograph, no date, no location); Jean Albert William Spencer- Churchill [1871-1934, 10th Duke of Marlborough and Winston Churchill's cousin] (autograph letter signed, dated 27 March 1913, located Blenheim Palace, Woodstock) requests Renoir to paint him a small female nude similar to the one he saw at the 1912 Mausi exhibit; (Jules) Abel Faivre [1867-1945, artist and humorist] (autograph letter signed, no date, no location); Sacha Guitry [1885-1957, film maker, actor, poet] (two autograph letters signed, first letter: no date, located Lyon, second letter: no date, located Casino Municipal Nice) in one letter Guiltry expresses his admiration of Renoir, in the second he asks for two floral still life paintings and offers a ridiculously low price of 4,000 francs for these two marvels...; Joachim Gasquet [journalist, Cézanne biographer and Renoir model, 1873-1921] (two autograph letters signed, first: dated 23 March 1912, located Marseille, second letter: no date [Thursday], located Manor Leliwa, Nice), in the second letter he offers Renoir the position of honorary Presidency of the Salon for the May retrospective on Cézanne in Marseille; Frantz Jourdain [1847-1935, architect, art critic, writer, President of the Société de Salon D'Automne] (autograph letter signed, dated 19 December 1916, located Paris) asks Renoir to donate a painting to a charitable fundraiser because this hideous war amasses suffering and miseries and it becomes more and more difficult to take care of all whom sorrow has affected; Lucien Mignon [1865-1944, painter] (autograph letter signed, dated 30 December 1913, no location); Octave Mirbeau [1848- 1917, journalist and art critic who wrote the preface to Bernheim-Jeune's Renoir 1867-1913 retrospective exhibition catalog] (autograph letter signed, 1919, located Nice); François Nicolai [President, Musique
    Municipale de Cagnes] (autograph letter signed, dated 1 January 1914, located Cagnes); Theodore Reinhart (autograph letter signed, dated 12 January 1914, located Winterthur); Jean Renoir's School Professor (autograph letter signed, no date, no location) writes about Jean's scholastic progress (mentioning that he talks all the time but is a good boy that everyone loves), that Jeanne Baudot visited her godson, and sends wishes that Renoir will get relief from his rheumatism in the south of France; Paul Rosenberg [Paris and Berlin art dealer and collector] (autograph letter signed, dated 31 December 1916) wishes Renoir a Happy New Year and confirms that 50 kilos of sugar were delivered to his house and that twelve bottles of fine champagne from 1858 will be sent, and white Burgundy next week; Société du Salon de Mai President (name illegible) (autograph letter signed, no date, located Marseille) asks Renoir to take a letter to Cézanne as soon as possible and obtain the painting "Joueurs de Cartes" (The Card Players) before the exhibition. In exchange for securing the painting, the Salon will exhibit Renoir's painting, Le Port de Marseille, currently on display in the Hôtel Beauveau window; Jean Valéry (autograph letter signed, dated 14 January [no year], no location); Teodore de Wyzewa [1862-1917, critic, journalist, family friend] (42 signed pages, no date, no location, several letters on black bordered stationery), discussing various daily life pursuits; Armand Fallières [1841-1931, Président de la République Francais 1906-1913],(two autograph documents signed, dated 25 March 1909 and 22 February 1910, two invitations to Soirée au Palais de l'Elysée, on cards embossed with the presidential seal.


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