The Father of Surrealism and his “unbalanced life” 470. Andre Breton. French writer and poet (1896–1966) best known as the founder of Surrealism. ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 7, January 22, 1933. Letter to René Laporte, who supported Breton financially. The poet asks him to advance his January payment as the start of the year is always “difficult,” and asks if Laporte has received his article on “Le Rouge et le Noir.” Breton also declares that his life “continues to be so unbalanced.” In fine condition.RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
471. JeanBaptiste Carpeaux.
French sculptor and painter (1827–1875) from whom Napoleon III commissioned many works. Scarce ALS in French, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5.25, July 9, 1873. Untranslated letter mentioning “M. Dumas.” In very good condition, with tape-repaired separations at adjoining fold. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
472. Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse. French sculptor and painter (1824–1887) perhaps best known because Auguste Rodin worked as his assistant between 1864 and 1870. ALS in French, signed “A. Carrier-Belleuse,” one page, 4 x 6, personal letterhead, June 2, 1876. Untranslated letter to a gentleman. Letter also bears an ink collector’s notation to the upper left corner. In fine condition. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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