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An alarming incident near Ambroise Vollard's gallery

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RENOIR Pierre - Autograph Letter Signed 1918 from the son of the artist to sculptor Richard Guino

Anyone interested in art will know of Pierre Auguste Renoir. one of the leading lights of impressionism. And anyone interested in film history will remember his son Jean, director of La Grande Illusion.
But Jean's brother Pierre was an actor, working mostly in theatre, and successful though he may have been in his day, that fame passes.
The picture dealer Ambroise Vollard, though, is still famous, if only because both Cezanne and Picasso painted his portrait. Spare a thought for the state of Vollard's nerves, and his fear for the pictures in his care, when in 1918 a bomb fell very near his gallery!


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