Signed autograph letter "Claude Monet" [to Alice Hoschedé] S. Important letter in which Monet writes to his mistress and future wife, Alice Hoschedé, in view of their upcoming installation in Giverny. The artist also assures that he was able to paint despite the bad weather."Saturday 6am Dear Madame, You must have received my telegram, as I told you yesterday it is safer to take advantage of this good opportunity to leave Poissy, I have also written to Mr. If you happen to see these people, it is understood that they should take into account the ten months paid in advance, this way we would have nothing or very little to pay. It would also be best if they take care of the lease expenses and try to properly transfer what we may have had done in the house. The weather here is awful, foggy to the point of not being able to see anything, and yet I have worked nonetheless, but it is sunshine that I desire, and it is quite rare. I am sending you a 50 franc note, it's something at least.
I am almost in Dieppe to meet my brother. Excuse this scribble, but I don't have a pen on hand. A thousand kisses to the children, I think of them and of you. My regards to Marthe, my best thoughts to you. I received a letter from Duret who is in Paris.He is enchanted by my exhibition." After the death of Camille Doncieux, Monet and Alice Hoschedé (along with their eight children) first settled in Poissy, starting in 1881, then in Giverny from 1883. Monet repeated with Alice the same behavior he had with Camille, distancing himself from her for long periods to paint at his leisure, leaving her in charge of the household and the eight children.
He thus left Poissy from mid-February to mid-April 1882, to go to Dieppe and then to Normandy. This letter could date from that time. Monet here alludes to their definitive installation in their famous residence in Giverny, near Vernon in the Eure. It would become one of the highest symbols of Impressionism, where Monet would create some of his most beautiful paintings.