- 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)
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
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