505. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Pulitzer Prize–winning American writer (1896–1953) best known for her classics The Yearling and Cross Creek. TLS signed “Marjorie,” two pages, 6 x 6.75, personal letterhead, August 19, 1948. Letter regarding adaptations of her work. In part: “I… overlooked your letter of July 25, about a non-commercial radio reading of ‘Cross Creek.’ This is all right with me, if you approve. But if M.G.M. could be interested in ‘Golden Apples’ now, surely someone in your establishment could draw up a synopsis…It just seemed to me, with the success of Claude Jarman in ‘Intruder in the Dust,’ that you might be able to strike while the iron is hot.” She also added a handwritten postscript to the first page regarding the radio reading. In fine condition, with a few light creases, and various office stamps and notations to first page. RR Auction COA.…(MB $100)
“I want to see your paintings!” 506. Frederic Remington. American artist (1861–1909) best known for his paintings and
sculptures of the American West, and for his depictions of cowboy life in particular. ALS, one page, 5 x 6, personal letterhead, no date. Letter to a fellow artist. In full: “Can you without too much trouble send me a card for self & wife to Arts Club—I want to see your paintings!” In fine condition, with a couple marks to the left border. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
Scarce signed Renoir authentication of his ‘Girl with flowers’ 507. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Vintage 7 x 10.25 photo of a reproduction of a Renoir, featuring a young woman holding flowers. The photograph is an authentication of one of his most attractive paintings. Signed in the bottom border in ink, “Renoir.” Also written in the bottom border by the Mayor of Cagnes, “Pierre-Auguste Renoir, artiste paintre, 9 Janrie, 1910,” signing below and adding the official stamp of city hall to authenticate Renoir’s signature. Image is affixed to a slightly larger cardstock mount. In very good condition, with some trivial rubbing, light ink borders around the image, adhesive remnants from previous mounting, and a few purple government stamps, one lightly affecting the signature. A rare opportunity to own an authentically signed Renoir at a fraction of what the painting would cost. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/ DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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