Autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank], no date [Monday evening, probably c 1881-1882], likely located in Algiers. Renoir writes that he cannot return to France until he finishes two studies for his landscapes which he cannot do until it stops raining (because it's always raining) and the sun comes to dry them. He reports working on two important landscape pictures. Accompanied by a second autograph letter signed, one page [one sheet folded, three pages blank], March 15. Renoir writes: My little sweetheart, I'll do everything possible in order to leave on Sunday. It's raining and I hope tomorrow I will find work. I ordered my trunks to be ready in order to not have to pack in case I'm late. No matter what, I will not spend Tuesday here, too bad for my studies. I'm bored as a carp looking at the sky. I kiss you, Auguste. PS. Don't write me any more, your letters will be too late.

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