The regret I have had twice for not being able to show you the paintings I have just finished prompts me to ask you to grant me a moment today. These paintings are to be packaged tomorrow morning to be sent to Auvers, and I would not console myself for not being able to submit them to you, and I would consider it a great fortune if you would please grant my request.
I will be at home all day. Please accept, Madam, the expression of my most respectful sentiments. English and Russian translations available on request. SHILTONSON is a member of the National Syndicate of Ancient and Modern Bookshops / International League of Ancient Bookshops.Tear on the back without affecting the text due to the breaking of the seal. Jean Antoine Théodore Gudin is a French painter.
Initially influenced by romanticism and the English school of painting, he became one of the first painters of the Navy, alongside Louis-Philippe Crépin. His early canvases met with some success, but he was quickly relegated to obscurity before being rediscovered by maritime historians.
Gudin, close to power, was considered at the time on the same level as Vernet. He was appointed painter of the Royal Navy in 1830, then of Napoleon III.He made numerous trips to Italy, Switzerland, and Russia, where he made sketches and paintings of landscapes and maritime scenes. He was also active in England and had a privileged relationship with the British royal family. Despite mixed reviews, Gudin continued his career and produced a large number of paintings commissioned by King Louis-Philippe for the Versailles museum, celebrating French naval history.
After the exile of the Empire in 1870, he settled in England and devoted himself to the management of his properties in the Kermor marshes. More information on Théodore Gudin.This is an authentic letter. Our letters are accompanied by a descriptive sheet including a transcription. The invoices and sheets we issue serve as a certificate of guarantee.
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