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Lot 9

Letter from the Famous Artist Henri Matisse, Nice, 1953

Letter in French sent by artist and sculptor Henri Matisse, considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, from Nice, to an unknown person with whom he corresponded to show him one of his paintings.

Matisse wrote (free translation): "Sir, I agree to your request to display the painting as a tribute to Paul Alvar (a French poet and artist) at Maison de la Pensée Française (a Paris museum). I will send it today to Hubbard (name of a framer), who will frame it at his Paris place of business, where you can pick it up at your convenience. Please accept my sincere feelings of respect."

[1] leaf, 19x22 cm. Ink on paper, typewritten and signed in black ink. Very fine condition, minimal creases, fold crosswise and lengthwise, framed.