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PISSARRO, Lucien (1863-1944). French landscape painter and engraver.
Three Autograph Letters Signed, two to Brown and one to 'Mon cher Fra Pippo Pippi, in French and english, 7 pages 8vo roughly inlaid, one with a sketch, 1918 and 1943. The earliest letter, mostly in French, describes a painting on which he is engaged, and includes a sketch. Another letter of 1918 is devoted to privations of wartime, and the 1943 letter (all in English) to reminiscence.
Lucien's letters, in charming Franglais are all written from addresses where he lived in England - the earlier two from 2 High Wickham, East Hill, Hastings, and the last from Hill Cottage, Hewood, Chard, Somerset.
'... Your request of a sketch is rather a big order. Here a bad attemp [sic]. Sacré nom d'Une chien! j'oublie que j'écris en français. Tant pis, il faut que vous excusiez cette lettre décoursue. ...' [3 May 1918]
'... As you know I am 80 now and tho' the coffer is all right the legs are weak then the lack of exercice makes them still worse. Our house is on the top of the hill and the garden form a sort of going down terraces the paths of which are like wide stairs before you reach the lane that is called Muddy Lane, so I very little use it. The result is that I have painted very few pictures. ...'
[26 July 1943]
Together with a letter of Paulémile-Pissarro, 1 page 4to, Paris, 1 December 1924 (with transcript and translation).
[No: 20595]


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