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291: MIKHAIL LARIONOV - Autograph letter signed

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Mikhail Larionov (Russian, 1881 - 1964). "L'Art Theatral Moderne, Letter #3". Autograph letter signed. 1953. Provenance: Bloomsbury Auctions, London. Letters by Larionov are rarely seen on the market. This is an important letter again relating to the Gontcharova/Larionov 1919 album. Autograph letter signed "M. Larionov" with a postscript initialed "M.L." Written in French, dated January 9, 1953, to Ifan Kyrle Fletcher (in London?). Double-sided 2 pp. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.). Complete English translation as follows: "I wish you and Mrs. Fletcher a Happy New Year. It has been a long time since I have had news from you. You planned to visit Paris September 23 and 24 and visiting me at my place but something probably came up. I fear it may be your health. Gontcharova and I send you and Mrs. Fletcher our regards and wish you the best. We will be very happy if you can come and visit us in Paris soon. T.S.V.P. (Turn page please). P.S. Are you interested in more of the Gontcharova and Larionov albums like those three you bought in London? I found some at the editor's widow's house. The ones she has are not complete, two of my plates on yellow paper are missing, The Mask and Dance Scale. It's because of this that she has not sold them yet. But at my place I have found four of these plates separately and I can complete the two albums. I can also make the missing plates for the others. This way the albums will be complete. Please tell me if these albums interest you. They are numbered and belong to the 100-album deluxe edition.". [21589] {R100}

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