Edgar degas (1834 - 1917), French painter. Autograph letter signed to his friend henri rouart.
Degas wonders about a painting of which there is a similar one to the alfred bruyas collection: "My dear friend, tell me your opinion. There is a similar painting, a little larger it seems to me, to Montpellier at the museum leg - bruyas - returns the object to me by the bearer with your good diagnosis. I've been pretty messed up lately. Edgar degas and Henri rouart, begin their long and beautiful friendship at the college louis-legrand de bets.
Henri rouart is a polytechnician in love with the arts and painter at his hour. An engineer, he conceptualizes, among other things, the delivery of fast mail to bets through an underground pipe network. He is fully committed to his passion for 50-year-old painting. He participated in the first Impressionist exhibitions, financially supported his painter friends. Its prestigious collection is now held in the largest national museums.Jacques-louis bruyas dit alfred bruyas was born in Montpellier in 1821. Born into a bourgeois family, he studied among the Dominicans of Sorèze. Marked by the Jansenist carcan and Protestant still very present at Montpellier, he escapes by painting by taking courses in fine arts. He started his life as a collector in italia.
This very eclectic collection includes as well the academic painting of 1846, the romantic current of 1850 and his contemporaries, of which gustave bends, for whom he takes it and causes. In 1868 he bequeathed his entire collection to the city of Montpellier so that, he said, "art, the principle of three orders of physical, moral and intellectual beauty, assures men the elevation of their souls." This item is in the category "books, bd, magazines\old books, collection".The seller is "cyril2472" and is located in this country: en. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.