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    NINETEEN HANDWRITTEN LETTERS FROM FRENCH OFFICIAL IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE, AUTHOR OF RENOIR ET SES AMIS, AND ONE OF RENOIR'S DEAREST FRIENDS, GEORGES RIVIÈRE TO RENOIR

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    The intimate relationship between Renoir and one of his closest companions, Georges Rivière is revealed in this collection of letters from Rivière to Renoir, written throughout the artist's travels away from home. These handwritten letters touch on a variety topics including personal matters, such as the break-in at Renoir's home, family affairs, like the recovery and well being of Renoir's two sons, Jean and Pierre, both wounded while serving in the army, as well as the troubles being experienced by Renoir's extended family, publications and critiques of Renoir's recent works and exhibitions, Rivière's visits with mutual friends and colleagues, and current foreign affairs and international politics, among numerous other subjects of interest.

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    This lot is accompanied by a copy of Georges Rivière's Renoir et Ses Amis.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
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