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    Camile Corot. Two Autograph Letters Signed.


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    1) ALS. "C. Corot." One page, of a bifolium, in French, 4" x 5.25", Noisy-le-Grand; n.d. Writing from the suburbs of Paris, Corot thanks his unidentified correspondent for [English translation] "your gentle letter. Its content surprised me but I am very happy about it. Thank Madame [illegible] for me. I find myself much better. My left leg still has some poison but I must have patience. I will come back to Paris on the 23rd and from there [illegible, presumably "make my way"] to Ville d'Avray. When you see her, tell Mme. [illegible] that her letter did me good. My compliments to [illegible] also. Give my best to Mr. and Mme. Joufflor [?] and their charming children." 2) ALS. "C. Corot." One page, of a bifolium, in French, 5" x 8", Gisors; October 8, 1873. Writing to an unnamed correspondent from Normandy, France, Corot reports that he will contact the director of fine arts immediately in support of his correspondent's request.

    The letters are accompanied by engraving of Corot, 8" x 11" [circa 1840s] by H. Grenaud and printed by Alfred Cadart (1828-1875) in Paris.

    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. He is a pivotal figure in landscape painting and his vast output simultaneously references the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipates the outdoor painting innovations of Impressionism.

    Condition: 1) Has one horizontal fold, otherwise good. 2) Has usual folds, plus miniscule tears at intersections of folds and tears at edges, repaired by tape on blank side of letter; otherwise good. Engraving is very good.



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