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    TWO LETTERS FROM RENOIR TO ALINE DISCUSSING RENOVATIONS ON THEIR HOME AND REPORTING POSITIVELY ON HIS HEALTH AND THE PROGRESS OF HIS WORK IN DIEPPE

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    Autograph letter signed, one page [one sheet folded, three pages blank], Renoir writes: My dear friend, I'm looking for a day to have you come without causing rumors throughout the country. If I can arrive there on my return, we will go to Bretagne. You know that I can charge 20 times... Bretagne will maybe become Fontainebleau. There is a torrid heat you would succumb in Paris. I embrace you, Auguste. Accompanied by a second letter, two pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank], likely located in Dieppe, in which Renoir agrees to send Aline funds for calico curtains, and prefers she wait to make the other renovations, but would not prevent her if she so pleases. He describes working as much as possible, making progress painting a child's portrait despite the rainy weather, and that their friends, the Berards, are coming to visit him. He reports he is happy to have his flannels and that he is bathing and doing well.

    NOTE: Renoir stayed at the Berard's summer home in Wargemont over the years where he painted the Berard family and many others during his visits.


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    [letter 1] folds; stains around the edges; ink blotts [letter 2] folds; creases; stains and small tears

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