(1841-1919) French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style.
Autograph letter signed, one page, 5 x 7,5 inch, circa 1887, in French, to his friend and collector Victor Chocquet* - Renoir recommends to his correspondent a 'very interesting' concert by Charles Lamoureux**, written and signed in dark ink "Renoir", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a portrait picture of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with mild intersecting mailing folds - in fine to very fine condition.
"Cher Monsieur Chocquet
Excusez moi de vous incie au lieu d`aller vous voir. Je suis pris toute cette semaine. L`en tout simplement pour vous signaler le concert très intéressant chez Lamoureux (Eden). Les places à 2 francs sont les meilleures, au premier étage. [...]"
"Dear Mr. Chocquet
Excuse me for inciting you instead of going to see you. I've been busy all week. Just to let you know about the very interesting concert at Lamoureux (Eden). Seats at 2 francs are the best, on the first floor. [...]"
* Victor Chocquet (1821-1891) was a French art collector and an ardent propagandist of Impressionism. As a senior editor at the Directorate-General of Customs and Indirect Taxes, he was present at all the exhibitions where he defended painters confronted with mockery and insults. His collection was huge. It was dispersed after his death in 1899. Many of the paintings are currently in American museums.
** Charles Lamoureux (1834-1899) was a French conductor and violinist - he organized and conducted the first French Lohengrin performance on May 3, 1887 at the Eden-Théâtre.
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