Lot n° 336
600 - 800
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PISSARRO Camille (1830-1903)
Signed autograph letter addressed to his wife Julie.
Paris, July 20, 1897, 2 pages in-12 in ink on letterhead.
The letter is written by Camille (1 page recto) and Lucien Pissarro (2 pages recto-verso), his son, as well as Esther (née Levi Bensusan), Lucien's wife (a few lines recto-verso after Camille).
Camille: "My dear wife, I let
Lucien write to you. The doctor said he needed to exercise his eye as much as possible. I will go and see Besnard [Albert Besnard, painter and engraver of the Academy of Fine Arts and the French Academy, 1849-1934] tomorrow morning. I have seen my painting at Contet's, it is very beautiful, only being made on a very bad ordinary canvas, I am having it re-covered and will not be able to wear it this time.
Lucien: "My dear mother, at last we are in Paris [...] We went to see Léon
Simon [doctor] today. He said I will be cured in a month and he prescribed the same medicine as MacNish. During the trip Papa met an American who gave him good news about his New York exhibition. We're going to see
Parenteau [homeopathic ophthalmologist] tomorrow...".
Like his father at the end of his life,
Lucien Pissarro suffered from eye problems, and here he takes advantage of his father's round trips between Eragny and the Hotel Garnier in
Paris, near Saint Lazare, to consult doctors. The exhibition in question is certainly an exhibition of Impressionist paintings organized by
Durand-Ruel in New York.
Enclosed is an autograph letter signed by a doctor (illegible signature) addressed to Julie
Pissarro, dated September 15, 1924, prescribing eye drops for her son Lucien.
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