May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 450

Price Realized: $ 3,640
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"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

Additional Details

". . . 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."