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Description: French painter Philippe Rousseau (1816-1887) penned and signed this brief letter to an unnamed woman telling her about a larger, less expensive atelier that is available to rent. He writes (in French): “There is another atelier to rent which I believe would suit you better… It is 100 [francs?] cheaper than yours and it’s larger. Come see it tomorrow if you can.”

Rousseau studied art under Baron Antoine-Jean Gros and Jean-Victor Bertin at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He began his career as a landscape painter but soon moved on to still lifes and animals as subjects. He started exhibiting at the Paris Salon in 1834, earning a first class medal in 1848. He was also made a knight of the Legion of Honor in 1852.

Written on a 7 7/8″ x 5″ sheet of Philippe Rousseau’s personal, monogrammed stationery. Item #A01243

Condition: Light overall soil, fold lines,  generally very good condition with a bold signature.