Autograph letter signed "claude monet" to a dear friend [giverny], 6 July 1922, 3 p. In-8° letterhead paper - Giverny by vernon, would be ink slightly pale in places. A moving letter from the artist, testifying to his devotion to painting despite a declining view and state of health.
"Dear friend, you will excuse the delay I put in thanking you for your volume, but I am very old, and all my time I devote it to work although my view declines from day to day. It's very nice of you to have sent me this letter, but probably you won't be surprised to know that it came to me only through your book. We are well prepared to meet each other and we meet less often. The truth is, I'm an old man now and I'm not going out of my house anymore. All my friendships and thanks for sending you.
Although the first signs of visual deterioration appeared in 1910, the view of monet suddenly fell in the first half of 1922. His relatives and clemenceau exhort him to be operated, monet refuses. In May, he's almost out of work. All his attempts to start a new canvas ended in a failure. After long procrastinations, monet ended up reluctantly accepting the right eye surgery carried out by Dr charles on 10 January of the following year.After two other successful operations, monet certainly sees better but its perception of colours remains altered. This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others". The seller is "laurent-autographs" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.