Jongkind, Johan Barthold

SKU: 8002903

Sale priceSFr.2.400,00


Autograph letter signed, 1 1/2 pages (both sides), 8,25 x 10,5 inch, Rotterdam, 18.06.1858, in French, confidential letter to his merchant Pierre-FirminMartin* - Jongkind thanks for the sending of money and writes about his last painting, written and signed dark ink "Jongkind", attractively mounted (removable) for display with a profile picture of Johan Barthold Jongkind (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds, a few stains, a small tear (in front of the location `Rotterdam`), and scattered mild signs of wear along the edges - in fine to very good condition. 

In parts (translated):

Jongkind thanked him for sending a hundred francs and for his fond memories, "because my good Martin, I really needed it so much I felt upset". He hopes to recover quickly, "and that someday I will find myself among my honest and caring friends.
As I told you, since I sent my last painting I have not yet painted but today I regained my courage to start a painting, it is a Winter effect”. He will send it to Martin as soon as it is finished, probably within a fortnight. He regrets not hearing from his friend Jans, "but I guess he's on a trip." He ends by paying his compliments to Cals (painter) to whom he wishes "some business"

* Jongkind corresponded a lot with Martin, his merchant and confidante. At this time he was going through a difficult phase: he had left Paris to live in Holland, where he would lead a lonely existence until 1860. Martin, who bought almost all of his productions from him and sincerely wanted to help him, remained his only connection to France.

Further Information on the person

(1819-1891) was a Dutch painter and printmaker. He painted marine landscapes in a free manner and is regarded as a forerunner of Impressionism.

Year of Birth: 1819

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