Signed Portrait Photograph and Autograph Letter Signed, in French, rue de Beaujolais, n.d.
by COLETTE, SIDONIE-GABRIELLE
The letter which is not addressed reads, "I trust you will guess how much I detest writing this letter, You are free to tell the truth...I am ill. Please believe, dear Madam, that I deeply dislike such a desertion...." She sends her regrets and signs, "Colette. " The letter comes with the beautiful gray toned bust portrait showing Colette in three-quarter facial profile, laid onto textured tan art paper and that laid onto beige photographer's mount with mounted card, of the photographer, "G.L.Manuel Freres." She signs the photograph, "Colette." Art paper and mount have deckled edges, slight bends at corners, soiling on verso of mat otherwise a clean board. Full translation: "I trust you will guess how much I detest writing this letter. You are free to tell the truth to those around you , or to announce that I am ill. Please believe , dear Madam, that I deeply dislike such a desertion, and that I beg you to find herewith, together with my excuses and regrets, my very best regards. Colette."
(Inventory #: 4154)
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