Lot #599
Erik Satie

Unusual illustrated letter by the avant-garde master
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Estimate: $15000+

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Description

Unusual illustrated letter by the avant-garde master

Colorful French composer (1866-1925), who was one of the primary influences on the younger generation of avant-garde French composers in the early decades of the 20th century. Rare ALS in French, signed “ES,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, October 17, 1914. Beautifully penned letter to Linette Chalupt, the daughter of French poet Rene Chalupt (1885-1957), in which he inquires whether he can dedicate his latest work to her father, in part (translated): "'The Three Distinguished Waltzes of the Precious Drops.' Do you wish, Mademoiselle, to accept this humble homage of a good old man, stunned by years and labor? This is a slight opportunity for me to thank you for your kindness to the puny artist whom I honor to be." Additionally, Satie informs her about a statue of his that is slated to be displayed in his birth city of Honfleur. Above his signature on the concluding page Satie has added a wonderful original ink self-portrait bust sketch, adding his name, "Erik Satie," within a neatly penned epigram. Included is a printed poem by Rene Chalupt, entitled "Quelques Souvenirs Sur Erik Satie." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Satie's own hand.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: October 27 - November 08





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