Pierre-Auguste Renoir Handwritten Letter
For Sale: £6,950.00
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French artist and leading painter in the development of Impressionism.
began work as a painter in a porcelain factory in 1854. In 1862 he
entered the studio of Gleyre where he formed lasting friendships with
Monet, Sisley and Bazille.
Renoir's works have instant appeal and
the artist freely communicated the joy he took in them saying "Why
shouldn't art be pretty? There are enough unpleasant things in the
This letter from Renoir to Madame Charpentier (who is portrayed in Renoir's "
Madame Charpentier with Her Children" (1878)) from 1886 and is written in French. In English, it reads:
Petit exposition having ended, there remains only for me to thank
you...As I hear you are not in Paris, won't you please drop a word to
Petit so that he might know if he should bring your paintings or hold it
until your return. I am in Brittany in a wonderful place and I am
working. A thousand good wishes to Georges and kisses to the children.
Your good and sincere friend. Renoir."
A review of auction
results shows that no other letters from Renoir to his benefactor,
Madame Charpentier, have been up for sale in at least 35 years.
letter, which is in excellent condition, with some light toning and
folding as is typical of documents of this age, is accompanied by a
beautiful black and white photograph of Renoir.
This is a delightfully rare letter from an important artist.
This item qualifies for our layaway plan
Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: PT191