- Édouard Manet
- Lettre à Zacharie Astruc
- inscribed Bellevue; signed and inscribed 41 route de gardes on the reverse
- watercolor and ink on paper
- 8 by 4 7/8 in.
- 20.4 by 12.5 cm.
- Executed in 1880.
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 9-10, 1971, Lot 266
Private Collection, Paris
Pierre Berès, Paris
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (acquired from the above in July 1982)
An English translation of the letter is as follows:
Send me your news. Has your health returned?
I would love to speak with you soon.
I am doing much better and I hope my stay here will have done me a world of good. I’m living under a shell, let me know what is going on.
My best to Mme Astruc, and to you,
41 route des Gardes