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    Gustave Courbet. Autograph Letter Signed.


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    [Trouville-sur-Mer?]: [undated, but appears to be 1865]. Original correspondence, addressed to a Monsieur Bain. Signed.

    Bifolium, text on recto and verso of one leaf, 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Two horizontal and four vertical creases to both leaves; small stain at fore-edge of leaf with letter; address leaf with small hole out of fore-edge, reinforced with glassine; creases to address page lightly soiled, with stamp, two postmarks, and evidence of wax seal, now removed; a few creases at corners. Very good overall. Courbet discusses the work he is doing at Trouvaille-sur-Mer: "I am obliged to spend a bit more time here... I have already done two portraits, started a large tableau...." He specifically mentions painting Portrait de la Comtesse Karoly (oil on canvas, 1865; "By chance I did the portrait of a Hungarian princess").



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