Lot n° 303
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MANET Edouard (1832-1883)
Signed autograph letter addressed to
Charles BAUDELAIRE Paris, March 27 , 2 pages in-8 in ink on paper. (Small old perforation without damage to the text).
Important letter from Manet to Baudelaire, in which he mentions one of his most famous paintings: The Fifre.
"My dear friend, it has been a long time since you last wrote to me, so tell me without too much delay how you are doing and what you are becoming.
I'm still waiting for the book you told me about, I was just waiting to read something new from you.
I have sent two paintings to the exhibition, I intend to have them photographed and send you a portrait of Rouvière as Hamlet, whom I call the tragic author to avoid criticism from people who wouldn't find him resembling him - and a fife of the guard's acrobats, but you have to see the paintings to get a fair idea of them. Madame Meurice has asked me to tell you many things on her behalf and would like a letter from you, her portrait by
Bracquemond will be included in the exhibition. Farewell my dear Baudelaire we send you all our friendships and would like to see you back here All Yours Ed. Manet ".
The Fifre and the Portrait of Rouvière as Hamlet are respectively kept at the Musée d'Orsay and the National Gallery of
Art in Washington. These paintings appeared in the 1866 salon as well as the portrait of
Madame Meurice by Bracquemond.
Madame Meurice, for whom Baudelaire had a loving friendship, frequented the salon of the Lejosne family on Avenue Trudaine, where the poet met Manet.
The correspondence between Manet and Baudelaire began in 1863. In a letter of October 28, 1865, Baudelaire confessed to Manet that he counted him among the ten persons most dear to him (Correspondance, Pléiade, II, 538). Manet, for his part, showed the poet a real friendship and executed several portraits of him.
Letter reproduced in E. Crépet, Charles
Baudelaire, biographical study, reviewed and updated by J. Crépe
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