September Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Sep 16  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of September 16 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
571   Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec  $500 $605 $666 3 You must login to place a bid.

#571 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

click to enlarge
Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Lautrec writes to Belgian artist Theo van Rysselberghe, “We are all anxious to experience the modern pieces of furniture”
Description  

ALS in French, signed “H. T. Lautrec,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, no date but circa October 1894. Letter to Belgian impressionist painter Theo van Rysselberghe. In full (translated): "I am back from the South of Spain where I have seen Dario. I am leaving for London in four days. Could you be so kind as to give me the address of the lamp and copper store? I need to buy some objects there. Would you also be so kind as to tell me when are you planning to come to Paris and if your house is already in working order? You know that my two friends and I want to see it as soon as possible, as we are all anxious to experience the modern pieces of furniture. I believe the sweet Martin will be in Brussels these next few days and will be visiting you. See you soon, I hope, and please remind me to Mrs. Theo and Olin.” A rusty paperclip mark near the top of the first page and a few brushes to ink, otherwise fine condition.

Lautrec had just returned home to Paris from Spain where he was hosted by their common friend Dario de Regayos, a Spanish Impressionist. A well-known figure in the European art scene at the turn of the century, van Rysselberghe met Lautrec in 1887 while visiting Paris and began a correspondence that would last several years. Van Rysselberghe’s house was a prominent example of the then-nascent Art Nouveau style, as Theo’s brother was a leading architect of that trend who was working with Henry van de Velde. The address Lautrec requests is that of Maple & Co., a store in London that sold modern furniture. A fantastic letter between two influential artists, brimming with excitement over the emergence and development of modern design. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $75.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
click to enlarge click to enlarge
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 460 is due by Monday, September 28th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.