December 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, December 14th, 5pm Pacific
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Claude Monet autograph letter signed, dated 24 September 1911 following the death of his beloved wife Alice. Monet writes on black-bordered mourning stationery embossed with ''Giverny Par Vernon Eure'', in his signature purple fountain pen ink. In French to Genevieve Hoschede (Alice's daughter), he writes, ''...Thanks for thinking to write to me, and thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me, so sad when I see the house so empty, and no longer see your dear faces. You have so kindly accustomed me to your daily visits...Nothing much new here except for the fact that I have decided to fire that drunkard, Durthenuy, and it is good riddance...I keep corresponding in search of a suitable servant, but have had no success in finding the pearl that I require...Last Thursday I was paid a visit by my dear friend Geoffroy together with Doctor Vaquez, his brother, and Ajalbert. This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...I leave you now, my good Genevieve. I embrace you most tenderly...I shall write one of these days to J[ean] P[ierre]. Your old father who loves you, Claude Monet.'' Jean-Pierre Hoschede is believed to be Monet's biological son from an affair with Alice before they were married. Letter is accompanied by the original envelope hand addressed by Monet. Four page letter on card-style stationery measures 5.25'' x 8.25'' folded. Show-through and haloing to some of the ink, likely as a result of the coating on the paper. Overall very good condition with poignant content.
Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me...This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...''Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me...This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...''Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me...This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...''Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me...This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...''
Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me...This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...''
Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...thanks to my good Jean Pierre for having taken a moment to come to visit me...This was a cheerful distraction from my usual sad thoughts...''
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