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Letters of Claude Monet's waiting for a new destination

December 17 2006
15:55

At the French auction Artcurial exhibited great conversations impressionist Claude Monet.

Customers are offered over a thousand letters to Monet's received from his friends. The collection has a large number of letters from the best friend of Monet, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Auguste Rodin and the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruehle, who helped finance the Impressionists.

Among the most important examples of the heritage of the circle of Monet in the collection have a letter from the sculptor Auguste Rodin, in which he thanked Mona for the fact that the artist helped him understand "the light, clouds, sea and temples."

Until his death in 1926, Monet kept the letters, which after his death became a family treasure. His great-grandson Michel Kornbua suggested letters auction house. Auctioneers expect the results in the area of 660 thousand dollars, transmits ArtInfo.com.

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