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Adolphe Willette

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Adolphe Willette

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Auction Date:2011 Nov 09 @ 18:00 (UTC-5 : EST/CDT)
Location:5 Rt 101A Suite 5, Amherst, New Hampshire, 03031, United States
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
French painter, illustrator, caricaturist, and lithographer (1857–1926). ALS in French, signed “A. Willette,” one page both sides, 5.5 x 4.25, no date, but most likely before 1899. Letter to Emile Francois Loubet, later president of France. In part (translated): “I am at your service…your friends are my friends. Please tell me…when they will honor me with their visit. I’ll receive them with pleasure…’Domine non soum dignous’ [Lord I am not worthy] as my parish priest says. I have to hurry off to my dentist who’s going to install a jaw that will permit me to do justice to your dinner.” At the top of the front, Willette has sketched a creeping black cat labeled, in French, “I’m still trembling,” with a French word balloon coming from the cat which reads, “Pardon, excuses. A moment ago I was just a big ink blot.” Toned adhesive remnant along left edge of front page, lightly affecting a couple words, and a couple light creases, otherwise fine condition.