MONET, CLAUDE. 1840-1926.
Lot 65
MONET, CLAUDE. 1840-1926.
Sold for US$ 4,270 inc. premium
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Claude Monet Claude Monet
Lot Details
MONET, CLAUDE. 1840-1926.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Claude Monet"), 3 pp recto and verso, conjoined leaves, 8vo, Giverny, [October 20, 1884], in French, to Georges de Bellio, fine.

Monet writes to one of his greatest patrons, the expatriate Romanian homeopathic doctor Georges de Bellio. He mentions a recent visit to Paris, complains about the onward march of time ("I have plenty of things I've started that I must finish before the leaves start to fall ... I work a lot, but alas, without ever reaching where I wanted to"), and tries to lure de Bellio to Giverny with the promise of seeing "a bit of painting" and the "attractive sight" of the golden autumnal trees. De Bellio [1828–1894] was a passionate art collector, whose collection forms the heart of the Musée Marmottan in Paris.
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