(1830-1903) Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands, but then in the Danish West Indies).
Autograph letter signed, two pages (both sides), 5,25 x 8,25 inch, Paris, 7.05.1891, in French, to his wife Julie Pissarro - Julie is ill, and her husband transmits to her in detail the recommendations and orders of Dr. de Bellio that he went to see on this subject, and informs her about artworks of him at an exhibition, written and signed in black ink "C. Pissaro", with light intersecting letter folds and scattered very mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.
"Ma chère Julie,
(...) Parenteau m’a renouvelé l’injection au nitrate d’argent un peu plus fort, cela suit son cours cet petite opération a pour effet de me cicatriser les canaux formés par le pus et aussi pour aider le sac à se recoller en attendant qu’un nouvel abcès se forme. En ce cas il faudra que je vienne le trouver et il profitera du développement de l’abcès pour me faire une incision et oblitérer le sac. J’espère dans une huitaine pouvoir retourner à Eragny. Je retourne le voir demain pour qu`il continue les injections. J`envoie 150 F. à Lucien* produit de deux petits pastels vendus à l’exposition. J’attends une réponse pour une proposition pour mes 2 gouaches de l’exposition (...)"
"My dear Julie,
(...) Parenteau renewed the injection with the silver nitrate a little stronger, it follows its course this small operation has the effect of healing the channels formed by the pus and also to help the bag to stick together while waiting for a new abscess forms. In that case I will have to find him and he will take advantage of the development of the abscess to make an incision and obliterate the bag. I hope to be able to return to Eragny within a week. I'm going back to see him tomorrow so that he can continue with the injections. I send 150 F. to Lucien produced from two small pastels sold at the exhibition. I'm waiting for a response for a proposal for my 2 gouaches from the exhibition (...)"
* Lucien Pissarro (1863-1944), the oldest of seven children of Pissarro, was a landscape painter, printmaker, wood engraver and designer, and printer of fine books. Until 1890, he worked in France, but thereafter was based in Britain.
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