June 2018 Auction Ends Thursday, June 28th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 6/28/2018
Claude Monet autograph letter signed to an early and important buyer of his art, Georges de Bellio. In this very poignant letter dated 5 April 1878, Monet asks de Bellio for money in order to pay for his wife's prescriptions. At this time, Monet was painting some of his most important impressionist works, and is the same year that de Bellio bought Monet's ''Impression, rising sun'' at auction, but before Monet found commercial success.

Signed ''Claude Monet'', letter in French translates, ''I called on you last night, you had just left. I had come to ask you to help me, my wife is sick and I didn't have the means to buy what the doctor prescribed her.

I am truly ashamed to bother you with this sort of thing, but if you could spare 3 or 4 louis, you would render me a great service.

I can work, I will come see you tomorrow morning or just in the evening, around 6 o'clock, if the weather allows me to work during the day and I assure you that one must be strong-minded to work in the midst of so many worries and upheavals...Claude Monet''.

Two page letter on card-style stationery measures 5.25'' x 8.25''. Separation starting along folds and a bit of worming at top of first page, not affecting writing. Accompanied by original envelope hand-addressed by Monet, with both the letter and envelope stamped by the previous owner, Dr. Max Thoren. Very good condition.
Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed to His Patron, Georges de Bellio -- ''...my wife is sick and I didn't have the means to buy what the doctor prescribed her. I am truly ashamed to bother you...''Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed to His Patron, Georges de Bellio -- ''...my wife is sick and I didn't have the means to buy what the doctor prescribed her. I am truly ashamed to bother you...''Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed to His Patron, Georges de Bellio -- ''...my wife is sick and I didn't have the means to buy what the doctor prescribed her. I am truly ashamed to bother you...''Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed to His Patron, Georges de Bellio -- ''...my wife is sick and I didn't have the means to buy what the doctor prescribed her. I am truly ashamed to bother you...''
Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed to His Patron, Georges de Bellio -- ''...my wife is sick and I didn't have the means to buy what the doctor prescribed her. I am truly ashamed to bother you...''
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Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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