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#382 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Estimate: $1,500+

Important French painter and printmaker (1864-1901) whose lively, colorful portrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paris take a place among the most iconic images of the era. ALS in French, signed “H.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 5, no date but annotated 1881 in pencil. Letter to his mother, written from Albi. In part (translated): "Very little is new here. Uncle Ernest insists in staying mute. Please send him a telegram to extract this much desired authorization. Adolphe Montey has invited us for lunch on Thursday or Friday with a priest. There will be spiritual delicacies and others. What a luxury. Aunt Josephine insists that I go and see her doctor and I cannot resist. Saint Edme has written to me. Carissime tibi totus [Latin: how very dear are all to you]. What a bore!!! Goodbye, my letter is as tasteless as my ideas which are completely empty after the tension of the exam. Do kiss and embrace everyone around you for me and do try and bring Louis at any price. Your son, back from this world’s heights and especially those of the baccalaureate." In fine condition.

Toulouse-Lautrec had failed his baccalaureate exam in July, but was able to retake it in November and passed. Here he writes to his mother, hoping that his Uncle Ernest would authorize his son Louis to join him at Albi. All of Toulouse-Lautrec's correspondence with his mother his interesting, as they had a close relationship.

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