peintre (1908-2001). Autograph letter. S. l. n. d. Une page in-4 ornée d'un large dessin à l'encre.
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To his friend Pierre Berès: "Je suis surpris d'être sans nouvelles de vous depuis assez longtemps [...]". Balthus's drawing depicts the church of the small village of Moutonne (near Orgelet, Franche-Comté). In the foreground, the artist draws the "castle" of the same village - in fact, a massive stone building. The present letter was exhibited from July to September 1992 at the Balthus exhibition at the birthplace of Gustave Courbet.