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    THREE LETTERS FROM RENOIR TO UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    (1) Autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank], Renoir writes: Mademoiselle [probably Miss Aline Charigot, early 1881], I thank you for having paid my bill and if I'm not mistaken, there must be 50 francs remaining for the first of October, I'm taking this occasion to give some advice about the quality of: 1. Do not give... black for the coffee with milk, 2. Do not irritate Madame Drout too much, 3. Do not wake till noon, that which will make serving the morning chocolate at 7 AM troublesome, 5. When she has returned, give Madame Camille compliments from me, 6. I have no more to say, 7. I will bring you back a shell for your troubles. All the best, Renoir; (2) Autograph letter signed, one page written on lined paper, Renoir writes: If Bistolfi [Renoir's chauffeur after Baptisin], I need papers in order to come to occupy. I would like to have them as early as possible. "Bemigny" (in major's office) will tell you what there is to do. Renoir [written in a very shaky hand]; (3) Autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank], reads: Sunday morning, Dear little woman, I probably will take next Sunday's boat. Please notify Mr. Deschamps he will receive a telegram that I will send from Marseille without putting my name or what it means. I will simply put the hour of my arrival. If there is a change, I will let you know. It will only be if there is bad weather that slows down my last two works. I will be happy when I am on the boat even though it is very disagreeable. But, I am in a hurry to see you. I love you, Auguste. I will probably be in Marseille Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock, later if there is bad weather. If the sea is too rough, I'll be later than Tuesday, let's hope not.


    Condition Report*:

    (1) Folds; stains; small tears (2) Foxing; soiling to verso; fold (3) Folds; small tears at folds on top

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
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