Dijon

[ Edme Gaulle, French sculptor. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Gaulle') to the painter François Devosge, describing his success since leaving Dijon for Paris, and giving news of the recipient's son Anatole Devsoges.

Author: 
Edme Gaulle (1762-1841), French sculptor [ François Devosge (1732-1811), French painter and sculptor; his son the painter Anatole Devosges (1770-1850) ]
Publication details: 
'Paris Le 14 Germinal An 7'. [ 3 April 1799 ]
£300.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium. Long letter (95 lines) in a small and neat hand. Addressed, with broken seal in red wax, on reverse of second leaf, 'Au Citoyen Devosge professeur de L'Ecole nationale de peinture et Sculpture | À Dijon'. An interesting letter, including news of his success since leaving Dijon for Paris ('Mon début a été heureux') and several references to 'Anatoille', a pet-name for the recipient's son, then studying at the studio of David, as well as the 'nouvelle officielle' of a French victory over the Austrians.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Fevret e St. Mémin | Consr. du Musée de Dijon'), in French, to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852). French engraver painter and Conservateur du Musée de Dijon [Fevret de St. Mésmin; Févret de St. Mesmin; Fevret de St Mesmin; St. Mémin]
Publication details: 
Dijon le 1r. octobre 1842.'
£125.00

4to: 2 pp. 26 lines. He is totally flattered by the obliging comments of the recipient in sending the first three issues of 'l'Artiste'. Discusses the merits of this 'intéressant ouvrage'. Describes the limited 'coopération' he will be able to provide. 'J'espere ainsi que vous voudrez bien vous contenter de l'envoi que j'ai l'honneur de vous faire de la notice, dernièrement publiée, du musée que je dirige, dont la 1re et la 4e.

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