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    A LETTER FROM RENOIR TO ALINE EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION WITH THE WEATHER AND HIS SETBACKS DUE TO THE RAIN

    THE RENOIR COLLECTION

    Autograph letter signed, three pages [one sheet folded, one page blank], no date [Thursday evening]. In the letter Renoir is depressed. He describes his frustration with the bad weather (it's either raining or the wind is too strong to work). He believes his paintings are bad and that he won't be able to finish them. In the evenings he thinks about life philosophically but that serves to only lower his morale. He describes going to a casino with his painting models but not enjoying it as they do. He relays that his friend, Bernard (who has a cadaverous face), occasionally visits and that he's convinced that Montmartre [where his studio is located] is the only place that could improve his morale. He writes that painting disgusts him because he is too old now and tells Aline to get used to his oldness... He also reminds her not to paint his studio floor as they have to save money because he's not sure how much more he will be able to earn. Renoir closes by saying Nevertheless, I kiss you as long as I am able... Auguste. Thursday night.


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    September, 2013
    19th Thursday
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