RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts Featuring John F. Kennedy

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Opening with a section commemorating President John F. Kennedy's life and legacy, RR Auction's November Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale features a multitude of rare and remarkable pieces of the past. Boasting well over 1,100 items spanning all fields, some top auction items include JFK's personally-worn presidential suit; incredible letters from artists like Cezanne, Renoir, Dali, Monet, and Toulouse-Lautrec; and great signed Hollywood photographs of the Our Gang cast, the Marx Brothers, and Grace Kelly. Also featured is a section comprised of items belonging to the late Boston drummer Sib Hashian, which will culminate in a LIVE sale of headlining lots on November 7th. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in November 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Fred Haise507 - Fred Haise
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of Haise in his Apollo space suit, signed in black felt tip, "Suited and ready for the moon! Fred Haise, Apollo...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Fred Haise508 - Fred Haise
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of a view from Earth taken on Apollo 13, signed in gold ink, "Our view of home from the lifeboat 'Aquarius!...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Rick Husband509 - Rick Husband
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NASA press release folder containing material related to the Space Shuttle program, 8.5 x 11.75, signed and inscribed on the front of the folder in bl
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Jim Irwin510 - Jim Irwin
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Irwin saluting the American flag on the lunar surface, signed in black felt tip, "Jim Irwin," wit...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chris Kraft511 - Chris Kraft
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Three items signed in black felt tip by flight director Chris Kraft: a color glossy 8 x 10 photo of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface; a color satin-fi
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Chris Kraft512 - Chris Kraft
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Three items signed in black felt tip by flight director Chris Kraft: a special Life magazine with front cover image of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surfac
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Gene Kranz513 - Gene Kranz
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Five items signed in ink or felt tip by flight director Gene Kranz: a group of four FDCs, with three bearing cachets honoring NASA space achievements,
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James Lovell514 - James Lovell
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Lovell posing with a model rocket, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To Michael, Best regards, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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James McDivitt515 - James McDivitt
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of McDivitt with a Society of Experimental Test Pilots pin on his lapel, signed in black ink, "James A. M...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Mission Control516 - Mission Control
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Six items: a group of five commemorative covers with cachets honoring NASA achievements, individually signed in graphite, ink, or felt tip by flight d
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Edgar Mitchell517 - Edgar Mitchell
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Color glossy 10 x 8 full-length photo of LMP Mitchell standing on the moon's surface next to the American flag during the third lunar-landing mi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Moonwalkers518 - Moonwalkers
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Four commemorative covers with stamped cachets honoring various NASA missions, each signed in ink by one or more moonwalkers. Includes: an Apollo 12 c
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Sally Ride519 - Sally Ride
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Ride in her blue flight suit, signed in blue felt tip, "Sally K. Ride." In fine condition.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elliot See520 - Elliot See
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Elliot See wearing a suit and tie, with his lapel bearing a Society of Experimental Test Pilots pin, signed i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard521 - Alan Shepard
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Felt tip signature, "Al Shepard,” on a gray 3.75 x 1 slip displayed within a custom-made 5 x 3 card. In very fine condition. Encapsulated in a ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford522 - Tom Stafford
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Stafford wearing a suit and tie and posing next to an American flag, signed and inscribed in black felt tip,
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STS-51-J523 - STS-51-J
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Space Shuttle artifact mounted to a 5 x 7 wooden plaque, with engraved plate below: "Brock R. Stone, For outstanding leadership as flight direc...
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Wernher von Braun524 - Wernher von Braun
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Felt tip signature, "Wernher von Braun,” signed vertically on an off-white 9.5 x 4 mailing envelope postmarked August 28, 1970. In fine conditi...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Balthus525 - Balthus
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Esteemed but controversial Polish-French modern artist (1908–2001). Rare and exceptional unsigned ink sketch of a church in the small village of Mouto
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Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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Paul Cezanne526 - Paul Cezanne
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Rare ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, April 1881. Letter to novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans, in full (translated): "I re...
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Théodore Chassériau527 - Théodore Chassériau
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French Romantic painter (1819–1856) noted for his portraits, historical and religious paintings, allegorical murals, and Orientalist images inspired b
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali528 - Salvador Dali
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Magnificent pairing of items signed by surrealist master Salvador Dali, including: a partial plaster cast for a right wrist injury, 3.5? x 7.5? x 1.25
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali529 - Salvador Dali
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Amazingly rare original vintage glossy 9 x 9 silver gelatin photo of Dali's 1936 surrealist painting known as 'Soft Construction with Boiled...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali530 - Salvador Dali
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ALS in French, signed “Dali,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, Villa Roi letterhead, October 4, 1948. Letter to newspaper columnist Leonard Lyons, in
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali531 - Salvador Dali
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Handwritten manuscript in French by Dali, one page, 6.5 x 8.5, San Domenico Palace Hotel letterhead, no date but likely circa 1930s. A four-line liter
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Edgar Degas532 - Edgar Degas
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Important French painter and sculptor (1834–1917) regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism. Scarce ALS in French, signed “Degas,” one page, 4
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Max Ernst533 - Max Ernst
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ALS in French, one page on the reverse of a 5.5 x 4 postcard depicting his 'Mother and Children at the Globe,' March 27, 1970. Letter to Ren...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Thomas Gainsborough534 - Thomas Gainsborough
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English portrait and landscape painter (1727–1788) considered to be one of the most important portraitists of the 18th century. ALS signed “Tho: Gains
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Juan Gris535 - Juan Gris
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Spanish painter and sculptor (1887–1927) associated with Cubism. Scarce ALS in French, one page, 5 x 8, February 2, 1920. Letter to influential art cr
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Paul Gauguin536 - Paul Gauguin
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Important French post-Impressionist painter (1848–1903) recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style. In 1891, he traveled to Tah
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Estimates : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Keith Haring537 - Keith Haring
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Superb original felt tip sketch of a dolphin rider and 'X' man together accomplished by Haring on an off-white 6.25 x 3.25 sheet, signed and...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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George Grosz538 - George Grosz
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German artist (1893–1959) who often found himself in trouble with various authorities for his unsparingly satirical depictions of German society. ALS
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Estimates : 400.00 - 6,500.00
 
 
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Damien Hirst539 - Damien Hirst
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Signed book: Romance in the Age of Uncertainty. London: White Cube, 2003. Softcover, 8 x 10, 143 pages. Signed and inscribed on an opening page in bla
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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David Hockney540 - David Hockney
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Signed book: David Hockney: A Retrospective. NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket, 10.5 x 11.25, 288 pages. Signed and inscribe
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Winslow Homer541 - Winslow Homer
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ALS, one page, 5 x 8, June 16, 1901. Homer writes to art photographer Frederick O. Bemm from Scarboro, Maine, in full: "Please find inclosed th...
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Johan Jongkind542 - Johan Jongkind
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Dutch painter and printmaker (1819–1891) whose marine landscapes are regarded as a forerunner of Impressionism. ALS in French, signed “J. B. Jongkind,
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse543 - Henri Matisse
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Handwritten and playfully decorated manuscript by Matisse, one page, 8 x 5.25, no date. Matisse pens a verse from a ballad by Charles d'Orleans ...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Claude Monet544 - Claude Monet
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ALS in French, two pages, 5 x 8, Giverny letterhead, June 24, 1918. Letter to "Dear Madame and Friend," Julie Manet, the daughter of paint...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Alphonse Mucha545 - Alphonse Mucha
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Influential Czech artist (1860–1939) best remembered for his stylized Art Nouveau depictions of beautiful women. ALS in Czech, one page, 4 x 6, July 9
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Camille Pissarro546 - Camille Pissarro
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Highly regarded French painter (1830-1903), one of the leading figures of the impressionist movement, best known for his distinctive pointillist style
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Robert Rauschenberg547 - Robert Rauschenberg
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Color limited edition 20 x 28.5 lithograph of the American flag made by Robert Rauschenberg for Ted Kennedy's 1994 campaign for the Senate, numb...
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Odilon Redon548 - Odilon Redon
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French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman, and pastellist (1840–1916). Untranslated ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7,
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir549 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Fantastic ALS in French, signed “Renoir,” two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.25 x 7, no date. Rare letter to fellow painter Claude Monet, in part (t
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin550 - Auguste Rodin
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Neatly penned ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 6.75, February 11, 1915. Letter to a woman conveying his apologies, in part (tra
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin551 - Auguste Rodin
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Seminal and highly lauded French sculptor (1840–1917) whose works, including the iconic ‘The Kiss’ and ‘The Thinker,’ earned him a place among the mos
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Alfred Sisley552 - Alfred Sisley
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French Impressionist landscape painter (1839–1899). ALS in French, signed “A. Sisley,” one page, 4.5 x 7, November 19, 1897. Letter to art critic Gust
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Chaim Soutine553 - Chaim Soutine
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Russian painter of Belarusian Jewish origin (1893–1943) who made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. Rare ALS in
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Maurice de Vlaminck554 - Maurice de Vlaminck
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French artist (1876–1958) and a member of the Fauvists, whose work is typically marked by bold colors and eccentric brushwork. Untranslated ALS in Fre
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec555 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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Important French painter and printmaker (1864–1901) whose lively, colorful portrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paris take a pl...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Edouard Vuillard556 - Edouard Vuillard
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French painter and printmaker (1868–1940) associated with the Les Nabis post-impressionist avant-garde artists. ALS in French, signed “E. Vuillard,” 4
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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