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    TWO LETTERS FROM RENOIR TO ALINE DISCUSSING TWO PORTRAITS AND HIS IMPRESSION OF THE "SOCIETY OF THE BEACH" WHERE HE IS STAYING

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, two pages [one page folded]. Renoir writes he is happy about his portraits but he doesn't want to say too much about them because they aren't finished and one stroke of the brush can make them ugly. Accompanied by a second autograph letter signed, two pages [one sheet folded, two pages blank]. Renoir writes: My dear friend, I've almost finished my two portraits. I have been working at them intensely. I didn't receive any fanfare. The children, while not beautiful, put up with being bothered by me without crying too much. I hope that if it goes well, I will be finished quickly. There are pretty things in this country. The annoyance is the little "society of the beach" - that is big like your hand. Everyone looks down their nose at it - in spite of it, I almost feel like going by with you sometime. There are models, children, blonde, curious enough who will pose for a few coins. But all that depends on the weather and lots of things. I am not receiving any letters, what are you doing - are you well or sick? As soon as I can get it, I will send you some money (live coals=money). All my love, Auguste, Maison Aubourg Rue de L'Eglise, Yport.




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    [letter 1] Folds; soiling; creases [letter 2] Folds; ink migration; discoloration around fold and edges

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