Gustave Courbet

Courbet, Gustave

Maler (1819-1877). Autograph letter signed. Paris. 8vo. 1 p. auf Doppelblatt mit eigenh. Adresse von E. Pelletan.
$ 4,072 / 3.500 € (80468)

To Eugène Pelletan (1813-1884) „Je prends la liberté de recommander à vos sympathies mon ami Victor Front; c’est un soldat éprouvé de la démocratie, et les preuves de son dévouement forment toute une honorable et glorieuse légende. Le brave camarade, ancien officier, est devenu un excellent photographe et à ce titre, désire compser une galerie des hommes publics qui forment l’état-major du parti de la liberté. Veullez donc, personnellement vous prêter à la réalisation de son projet, et lui faciliter l’accès auprès de M.

de Girardin.“ (Translates: "I take the liberty of commending to your sympathies my friend Victor Front; he is a tried and tested soldier of democracy, and the evidence of his devotion is an honourable and glorious legend. The brave comrade, a former officer, has become an excellent photographer and as such, wishes to compose a gallery of the public men who make up the staff of the Freedom Party. Please, therefore, personally lend yourself to the realization of his project, and facilitate his access to Mr. de Girardin" . Eugène Pelletan was a French writer, journalist and politician. Elected deputy in 1863, he joined the opposition to the Second Empire regime. His bright and eloquent speeches won him fame as a brilliant orator. Courbet led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting. Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists. His independence set an example that was important to later artists, such as the Impressionists and the Cubists. As a socialist, Courbet was active in the political developments of France. He was imprisoned for six months in 1871 for his involvement with the Paris Commune, and lived in exile in Switzerland from 1873 until his death..

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Courbet, Gustave

Maler (1819-1877). Autograph letter signed. o. O. o. D. 8vo. 1/2 p.
$ 2,909 / 2.500 € (80469)

To Eugène Pelletan (1813-1884) „Mon cher Pelletan. Je suis venu vous féliciter. J’apprends votre maladie, je reviendrai vous voir. Tout á vous Courbet.“ (Translation: „My dear Pelletan. I've come to congratulate you. I hear you're sick, I'll come back and see you. All yours, Courbet.") Eugène Pelletan was a French writer, journalist and politician. Elected deputy in 1863, he joined the opposition to the Second Empire regime. His bright and eloquent speeches won him fame as a brilliant orator. Courbet led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting.

Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists. His independence set an example that was important to later artists, such as the Impressionists and the Cubists. As a socialist, Courbet was active in the political developments of France. He was imprisoned for six months in 1871 for his involvement with the Paris Commune, and lived in exile in Switzerland from 1873 until his death..

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Courbet, Gustave

Maler (1819-1877). Autograph letter signed. o.O.o.D. 8vo. 1/2 p.
$ 5,235 / 4.500 € (80470)

To an unnamed person: „Je suis chargé de la part des amis de vous dire de répondre de suite. Si vous acceptez la députation dans ce pays ecrivez si vous ne l’avez déjà fait [...]“ (Translation: "I have the duty on behalf of the friends to tell you to answer immediately. If you accept deputation to this country write if you have not already done so.") Courbet led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting. Committed to painting only what he could see, he rejected academic convention and the Romanticism of the previous generation of visual artists.

His independence set an example that was important to later artists, such as the Impressionists and the Cubists. As a socialist, Courbet was active in the political developments of France. He was imprisoned for six months in 1871 for his involvement with the Paris Commune, and lived in exile in Switzerland from 1873 until his death..

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Concerning the sale of two of his seascape paintings: "Je reconnais avoir vendu a Monsieur Vota Deux Paysages-Marines (1872) toiles de deux [...]". - Small hole from punching.