Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed with Compelling WWI Content. This scarce Claude Monet handwritten and signed letter is dated June 24, 1918. It was sent in reply to Julie Manet (daughter of painter Berthe Morisot and Edouard Manet’s brother Eugene). Julie had asked Claude Monet’s advice on safeguarding her personal art collection should Paris come under attack by the Germans. The letter was written shortly before the WWI battle of the Marne, in which the Germans advanced to within forty miles of Paris. Claude writes Yesterday I received a visit from an official, to whom I spoke of your wish, and your problem. He told me you had only to address yourself to Monsieur Beneditte, curator of the Luxembourg Museum, who is specifically charged with the transportation of private collections. You will therefore be able to see him, since you are in Paris. In any case, tell Monsieur Durand-Ruel [the art dealer] about him. Anyway, I thought I would let you have this snippet of information. I would like to hope that the worries and the health of your brother-in-law are less serious, and ask you to accept my very best wishes and my good friendship. The letter is in good condition, with a fold down the middle. The back of each sheet has a couple pieces of mounting tape at the top. These should be easily removed, though I have not attempted. An unsigned postcard with an image of Monet is also included. Includes full letter of authenticity from the Kenneth W. Rendell gallery on Madison Avenue in New York City. Please feel free to ask any questions. The item “Claude Monet Autograph Letter Signed ALS Concerns Hiding Artwork During WWI” is in sale since Sunday, February 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “excelsiorephemera” and is located in Nashville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Autograph Authentication: Kenneth W. Rendell Gallery
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Claude Monet