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    TWO LETTERS FROM RENOIR TO ALINE WRITING FROM THE HOUSE OF MADAME LAFON AT BALANS-PRÈS-BRANTÔME

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, one page [one sheet folded, three pages blank], located Balans-Près-Brantôme (Province of Dordogne). Renoir writes I'm not expecting a lot of letters because it is difficult to get them to the post office. It's necessary to wait by the side of the road. It's pouring generously. I embrace you and see you soon. Auguste. I'm writing this from the house of Madame Lafon, located at Balans-Près-Brantôme. Accompanied by a second autograph letter signed, one page [one sheet folded, three sheets blank], written on graph paper, Renoir writes Saturday evening, My old lady, It's probable that I will come back Tuesday evening, but it could be that I will be obligated to stay a day longer, if the good weather comes back to do my landscape. It's not likely that the weather will be nice. Everyone is going tomorrow to Tréport. I hope not to be a part of it. To spend eight hours in the car round trip is tough. However, what would I do without a model? There are two portraits that I could do- It's very boring, therefore, on Tuesday, I will write you, Monday for sure. Love, Auguste


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    [letter 1] folds; foxing; brownish stain on right edge [letter 2] folds; creases

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    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
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