Belgian artist (1833-1898) known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint. ALS in French, signed “F. R.,” one page, 4.75 x 6, postmarked December 1895. Letter to influential art critic and author Gustave Geffroy, in part (translated): "Felicien Rops sends his compliments to Gustave Geffroy and lets him know that, forced to go to his doctor, he will not be able to stay at home this afternoon.” In fine condition, with adhesive residue to the perimeter. Accompanied by a printed obituary notice.
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