Lot #589
Edouard Manet Autograph Letter Signed

Manet provides instructions for the sale of "La Liseuse by Miss Cassat" after the fourth exhibition of the Impressionists
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Estimate: $4000+

Description

Manet provides instructions for the sale of "La Liseuse by Miss Cassat" after the fourth exhibition of the Impressionists

ALS in French, signed “E. Manet,” one page, 4.25 x 6.75, April 17, [1879]. Fantastic handwritten letter referring to a painting by Mary Cassett, in full (translated): "At the end of the exhibition, you will send La Liseuse [The Reader] by Miss Cassat to Mr. Antonin Proust deputy 32 Bd Haussmann where you will receive the agreed 300 francs." Matted to an overall size of 7 x 9. In fine condition.

Manet refers to the fourth exhibition of the Impressionists, in April 1879, at 28 avenue de l'Opéra. Mary Cassatt exhibited twelve paintings there, including her Reading Woman (today at the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska). The art critic and politician Antonin Proust (1832-1905), a friend of Manet, was one of Mary Cassatt's first buyers. A significant association piece.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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