Renoir, Auguste, French painter (1841-1919). Autograph letter signed "Renoir".

N. p., 12. XI. 1909.

4to. 1 p.

 4,800.00

Intimate letter to a female friend touching upon various topics. Renoir first thanks the recipient for a letter and cough syrup, emphasizing that he is doing much better "apart from some remaining fits of coughing". With respect to his health, Renoir complains about his laziness and that he is letting himself go. He then enthusiastically comments on the superb roses in his garden, "like in springtime". In the final part of the letter, Renoir takes up the cudgels for working parents and mothers in particular, taking as an example Renée Jolivet, the nanny of his youngest son Claude, whom he had portrayed holding Claude in 1903: "J'ai écrit à mon ami pour lui dire ce que je lui ai dit cent fois que l'on doit ses enfants un métier à défaut de fortune et même avec de la fortune, comme Renée en a un. C'est idiot de ne pas l'aider à vivre avec. Les filles de concierges ont toutes les chances. On les admire et on les envoie à temps au conservatoire, et elles ne s'en portent pas plus mal".

Well preserved.

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