Collection of twenty-two letters from various friends and colleagues to Renoir. Correspondents include: P. Cloix (autograph letter signed, dated 23 January, 1912, located Paris); Beniqui (autograph letter signed, dated 4 May 1918, located Paris); Paul Bernard [actor] (autograph letter signed, dated 23 April 1882, located Paris); (Georges) Dorival [early silent screen actor, artist and friend] (two autograph letters signed, no date, one letter located Paris, and autograph signed post card, dated 1912, located Lille) in his letter Dorival writes about sharing Renoir's letters with Emile Fabre [1868-1955, French dramatic actor] to emphasize that newspapers want classic performancs and that he found a banker to underwrite the 4,000 francs for the show (and is there is any profit left, he will give it to the war effort). He also describes seeing Renoir's apartment windows every day and that "Jean has not watched the expenses. There are little panes..."; Dosbourg (autograph letter signed, dated 18 December 1913, located Paris); Dr. Evalba (autograph letter signed, 31 October 1915, located Lausanne); N. Fray [artist] (autograph postcard signed, no date, no location); Konrad von Freyhold [admirer] (autograph letter signed, dated 20 November 1913, located Hôtel Savournin, Cagnes); "J" [friend who stayed at Les Collettes] (autograph letter signed, no date [Sunday], located Paris); Claude Meunier [cousin by marriage on Aline's side], informs Renoir that he is forwarding papers relating to Aline's death and bills from Renoir's Essoyes properties (home, vineyards and family vault) and will pay the tax collector. He reports he is still Vendage (picking grapes) for the rest of the week...; Gertrude Osthaus [museum official] (autograph letter signed, dated November 15, 1913, located Hohenhof, Hagen i.W.) she asks Renoir to authenticate whether he painted the picture depicted in the photograph she sent to him and relays that she arranged a special entranceway into the room where his and other of his contemporary artists' (Daumier, Millet, Rodin, Maillol) works are exhibited, You have to understand that our museum isn't like other museums a piling of paintings and art-pieces...; Theodore Reinhart [collector], (autograph letter signed, 12 January 1914, located Winterthur); A. Segard (autograph letter signed, no date, located 150 Avenue Victor Hugo); F. Thurneyssen [Dr. Franz Thurneyssen, collector, Wessling, Germany, commissioned Renoir to paint a portrait of his wife and daughter in 1910.] (autograph letter signed, dated 23 January 1912, located Munich, and autograph note signed, no date, no location); "V" (autographed letter signed, dated 1 June 1910, located Paris); Emile Wéry [painter living in Cagnes] (autograph postcard signed, located Venezia) writes about having seen some of their family in Venice and looking forward to visiting them soon at Les Collettes; Comte de Goyoz [Proprietor, Manoir de Beraut], (two autographed letters signed, dated 21 November 1913 and 3 December 1913, located Manoir de Beraut), Together With a receipt from Galerie Eug. Blot.

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