Autograph letter signed, one page, 7,25 x 9 inch, Luneville, 1.12.1750, in French, to a gentleman whom he thanked profusely for a work, written and signed in dark ink "Stanislas Rey", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a picture, shows Stanislaw I Leszczynski in a beautiful chest-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds, browning, a few small pinholes, and scattered mild signs of wear to the edges - in fine condition.
"... je pouvois Vous dire sur La beauté de cette Piece Vous doit-estre judyferent apres en avoir recue L`aplaudyssement General de toutte la France J`espere que vous n’agreerez pas moins Le mien Malgrer La preference que vous devez donner aux plus grands genies de L`Europe Vous dystyaguerez le Mien par Une estime partyculiere que j`aye pour Vostre merité et jlsuffit de le cognoistre et d’en estre enchanté pour se rendre capablle de juger des Vos ouvrages, Dont La perfection nelaisse aucun Lieux a la cryptyque La plus rigoureuse d’endyminuer Le prix n`y a la flatterie de Le rechaussez, Pendant que tout concours a rendre justyce a Vos supremes talens [...]"
"I could tell you about the beauty of this piece. You must be judged after having received the general applause from all over France. I hope you will agree with mine no less despite the preference you must give to the greatest geniuses in Europe. You will harden mine by the special esteem that I have for your merit and it suffices to recognize it and to be delighted with it. To be able to judge your works, whose perfection leaves no room for the most rigorous criticism to reduce the price, there is the flattery to enhance it, while any competition has to do justice to your supreme talents [...]"
Further Information on the person
(1677-1766) King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Duke of Lorraine and a count of the Holy Roman Empire.
Year of Birth: 1677
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