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Price Realized: $3,750 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2502 Lot 247
"I . . . WISH I COULD TELL YOU THAT FINALLY I CAN SEE CLEARLY" MONET, CLAUDE. Autograph Letter Signed, to painter and film director Harry Lachman ("Dear Mr. Lachman"), in French, thanking for interest in his health, explaining that his vision has not improved, expressing unhappiness at having to undergo another operation, sending regards to [American soprano Marguerite] Namara, and, in a postscript, thanking for the article but admitting a lack of interest in it. 2 pages, 8vo, with integral blank; horizontal fold, cello tape repair and remnants of prior mounting on blank. Giverny, "Friday 13 April" [1920s]
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500
"I . . . wish I could tell you that finally I can see clearly, but that does not seem to be the case.
"At this point, we are speaking about a new operation and this does not make me happy.
". . . Thank you for the American article but I must admit that it interests me little."Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,750