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Sale 2446 | Lot 450
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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Sale 2446 Lot 450
"I SHALL LET YOU HAVE IT FOR 4000 FRANCS SINCE YOU LIKE IT" MONET, CLAUDE. Autograph Letter Signed, to Desmond Fitzgerald, in French, in purple ink, including a list of prices for his paintings on exhibit in a Paris gallery on Rue de Sèvres, and promising to reserve the painting he likes. 2 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet; minor scattered bleed-through, horizontal fold. With the original envelope. (MRS) Giverny, 26 November 1889
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000
". . . I think that I could have given you more information about the paintings which have been on exposition in the gallery rue de Sevres and which I still have at my disposal. Therefore, I'm sending you the list with the catalogue numbers and the prices. [List of catalogue numbers and prices ranging between 4000 and 8000 francs.] "As for number 45, which . . . I quoted at 5000 francs . . . . I shall let you have it for 4000 francs since you like it. And . . . I shall not let it go until after having received a reply from you."