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Franz Marc (1880–1916), painter and graphic artist; co-founder of the “Blaue Reiter”. ALS “F. M.”. London, 8 June 1911. 4 pp. 8°. In German. To his brother Paul, from London, where he and the painter Maria Franck had traveled in order to get married (their plans for a marriage in Germany had been obstructed by Marc’s divorced wife): “[...] we’re doing quite splendidly here, running or rather riding around this enormous city of London as if we’d never done anything else. The marriage business, too, seems to be going off without a hitch […] The gentlemen have been making no trouble whatsoever. The whole affair is priced at 57 sh. (plus tips, which are not mandatory) [...] London isn’t expensive at all, actually [...] But such a trip does use up a fair amount of money; I am damned grateful to Signor Thannhauser [his Munich gallerist] for the advance. From here, we’ll be going [...] to Dover-Calais, Lille, Brussels, Namur, Bonn. Please direct mail to Bonn, Bornheimerstr. 90, c/o August Macke. Please have 100 announcements printed, that ought to be plenty [...].” Enumerates 17 addresses for the wedding announcement, first of all that of his benefactor Bernhard Köhler: “[...] Have them sent to Russia as you and Mama see fit […] The Franck parents will be sending you their addresses, too. Forgive us for foisting this boring work on you, but we can think of no other way to arrange it [...]”.