Autograph letter signed ("Sandy & Louisa"), with a large pen and ink drawing, colored with red and blue pencils.
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A charming letter to James Reggie about returning to America after Calder's wife gives birth to their child which incorporates a whimsical detailed drawing. Calder's drawing is a figural nude portrayal of his wife from her knees to her chest, expectant with their toothed son, still in her womb, waving an American flag in his right hand and a French flag in his left. His letter is written primarily to the right and below the illustration. "My wife she has one, and, then, we will soon return to America [this in French], in May, late, or June, early, and we thought we'd stop off at C.S.H. and make Harbor Harris Hoopie for a day or 2. Do let us know if you [are] to be home by that time. This thing is due to explode about August, so you needn't be worried about any indiscretions on your premises. From N[ew] Y[ork] we expect to go to Richmond to stay until we hear the fuse sizzling. Our love to the Fleishies, and yo' mama & papa, an' yo'selfe". - Alexander Calder is best known for his original constructions of bent wire, metal, and other materials of two types termed by him "stabiles" ("static abstract sculptures") and "mobiles" ("plastic forms in motion"). - Light soiling.