RENOIR PLANNING FOR A NIGHT IN PARIS
Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) Handwritten Letter Signed, "Renoir",1pg., 5.5 x 7, no date, Tuesday, museum-quality, double-matted, with photograph, to an overall size of 16.5 x 12.5, by the French artist, commonly known as Auguste Renoir, who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. This is a hastily written letter to a friend. In part: "My dear Wisena - Would you be so kind to come with me tomorrow night for dinner someplace and then we'll go to the charming Montmartre theater. I think this is a plan you shouldn't resist. Your friend, Renoir."
Montmartre is full of charm! Perched on the top of a small hill in the 18th arrondissement, the most famous Parisian district has lost none of its village atmosphere that appealed so much to the artists of the 19th and 20th centuries when Renoir painted his most famous work, Bal du moulin de la Galette. You can see it at the Orsay Museum in Paris. The scene depicted in the painting takes place in the Dance at Moulin de la Galette in Montmartre. The painting depicts an open-air scene, crowded with people at a popular dance garden on the Montmartre close to where he lived. The letter has minor age toning, the usual letter folds, one small hole upper left margin that does not affect any of the handwriting, otherwise in fine condition. The frame has a few scruff marks on the outer edges.