Lot n° 49
120 - 150
Result with fees
Victor HUGO - [Pierre-Joseph Redouté] : Autograph... - Lot 49 - Vermot et Associés
Victor HUGO - [Pierre-Joseph Redouté] : Autograph letter signed by Joséphine Redouté, the daughter of the painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), countersigned by her mother, 1 p in-8, March 1844, addressed to Victor Hugo, at the top, a large "R" (for "answered") in Victor Hugo's hand; The widow and daughter of the painter Redouté, "the famous painter of flowers", come to ask for a moment of audience from V.H. for Monsieur Deschamps, their business manager [Redouté died in 1840 in a very difficult financial situation - If he was adored by Empress Josephine who assured him an annual salary near her at Malmaison, Redouté, very generous and spendthrift, suffered severe reverses of fortune; His widow and daughter were forced to sell her country house at Fleury and her Parisian apartment].
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