Claude Monet (Paris, 1840 – Giverny, 1926)

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Autograph letter signed “Claude” , dated “Mardi soir [1892 ca.]” by the illustrious French impressionist painter. By this letter, presumably written to his family as it is simply signed “Claude” and displays a hurried and impatient handwriting, the painter announces that he has received the message from his relatives and advises them “… en arrivant [de] prendre une voiture pour arriver plus vite…” because he will be busy “…s’il fait soleil p.r déjeuner sans me soucier de vous à onze heures devant être au travail à midi jusqu’à deux heures…”. If the weather is overcast, as he fears, he will wait for them. Then comes what is probably a reference to the difficulties he was encountering in his work as an artist “…Moins bonne journée aujourd’hui…”. Monet finally seems to regret being so busy : “…j’aurais été content de vous voir arriver et pensais à chaque instant vous voir. En hâte, baisers à tous…”. Charming letter written at the time when Monet was in Rouen painting his famous Série des Cathédrales de Rouen. 1 p. and 1⁄4 on uniformly deteriorated paper. The lower half of the second page is missing, without loss of text.