DUFY Raoul (1877-1953)

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DUFY Raoul (1877-1953)
Meeting of thirteen signed autograph letters and one signed typewritten letter addressed to Marcelle OURY. Paris, Perpignan, United States etc., [1920]-1951, 24 pages in ink on 8 in-4, 3 double folios and 1 in-8, various formats. (Marginal tears without hindering the comprehension of the text). A collection of 13 letters signed to Marcelle Oury, a woman of letters, journalist and critic who was the mother of the famous filmmaker Gérard Oury, most of them sent from Perpignan where Dufy was treating his polyarthritis at the clinic of doctor Pierre Nicolau. Oury and Dufy met through the fashion designer Paul Poiret, with whom each of them had previously collaborated. An intense and long friendship ensues, which will last until Dufy's death in 1953, as this set of letters in a friendly and benevolent tone testifies. L.A.S., Nice, May 2, 1940, 2 pages in-4 in brown ink on blue paper: a very beautiful and affectionate letter on the health of his wife Emilienne and her work. He will come to Paris to go to the "Français" "to make you these watercoloured theatre scenes [...]". Kiss his "great Gerard", think of his "great Gerard" and "to you my little Marcelle whom I admire for all your courage and all sorts of other things, I send my most affectionate and tender kisses. Raoul"; L.A.S., Perpignan, February 25, 1946, 1 page in-4 in brown ink on paper: Dufy thanks his friend for the gift of Universal [a watch]: "Until now I have paid little attention to the time and watches in general, but from this day on I take it seriously"; L.A.S., Perpignan, April 16, 1946, 1 page in-12 in brown ink on blue paper: "Thank you for your kind note brought to me by your swallow. I send it back to you with this little note under its wing, full of all my memories"; L.A.S., Perpignan, June 13, 1946, 2 pages in-12 in blue ink on blue paper: On her health and the hope of getting better, their next meeting during which Marcelle Oury will be able to "rest from all th
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