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One page, 12mo (7 x 4-1/2 in.), n.p., n.d., translated as follows: "Dear Friend,
We are very sorry to hear you are still ill. It's unbearable. Pierre will go see you on Sunday and will bring news back to me. But I do not want him to tire you out. You have enough worries as it is. I will try to go see you too (illegible text) if my legs will allow me to. Which is unlikely. Fondly, Renoir / Friday
; and, in the original French: "Cher ami Nous sommes très peinés de vous avoir toujours souffrant. C'est insupportable. Pierre ira vous voir dimanche me donnera de vos nouvelles. Mais je ne voudrais pas vous fatiguer avec lui. Vous avez assez d'ennuis comme cela. Je tâcherai d'aller vous voir aussi (illegible small text) de mes jambes me le permettent. Ce qui est douteux. Amities Renoir / Vendreti
. Professionally mounted behind mat, presented in modern gilt wooden frame.
Presented in a modern gilt wooden frame with a French postcard showing Renoir at his Cagnes-sur-Mer estate in
Frame dimensions 12-1/4 x 14-3/4 in. Private NC Estate
The aging Auguste Renoir was himself incapacitated when writing this letter to an ailing friend. Given his severe rheumatoid arthritis, the artist had to send his son, Pierre, to visit in his place.
Hinged appropriately with two small strips of fabric tape along the back's top edge; overall light age toning; central horizontal fold; very good condition.
$600 - 1,200