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    Émile Bernard. Ma chere Madeleine. Autograph Poem. AM. Four pages in French, 4.25" x 6.5", Lille; [ca. May-June] 1890. Poem, consisting of 23 stanzas [24th stanza crossed out], written by Bernard for his sister Madeleine when he was in Lille during the months of May-June 1890. In his poem, Bernard reminisces about their strolls in Pont-Aven, where they traveled together in the summer of 1888, "in the time of the time of the prophet Gauguin?" [His sister was for a time in love with Gauguin], and refers to places they visited and experiences they shared. He ends the poem with reflections on Lille's inhabitants, their clothing and appearances, and what secrets they conceal.

    Émile Henri Bernard (1868-1941) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, writer, and poet who had artistic friendships with Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and Eugène Boch (1855-1941) and, later, with Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). Most of his notable work was accomplished at a young age, in the years 1886 through 1897, a period when this poem was composed.

    Condition: Very good.


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