Lot #420
Henri Matisse Typed Letter Signed

Matisse pulls strings at French Museum
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Estimate: $1500+


Matisse pulls strings at French Museum

TLS in French, one page, 5 x 8.25, December 26, 1945. Letter referencing a museum and fellow artist Aristide Maillol, opening with nine words penned in Matisse's own hand. In full (translated): "I lobbied Mr. Salles regarding your candidature. With my regrets, I forward the letter concerning you from the Director of the Musées de France. I hope that the affair of the statue of Maillol is on track to be realized and that thanks to your perseverance the project will be done in the best possible way. I beg that you receive my best wishes for the New Year, and the expression of my best sentiments." Matted with an image of one of his works to an overall size of 18.75 x 12.75. In fine condition, with some light creasing.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021

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