BOLDINI Giovanni - Autograph Letter Signed regarding a portrait of himself
Giovanni BOLDINI (1842-1931)
Autograph Letter Signed (“Boldini”) to “Mon cher Manzi” [Michel Manzi of the firm of art publishers and dealers Manzi-Joyant], refusing to have a portrait of himself published.
1 page 8vo in French with integral blank leaf, n.p., 20 December n.y.
Trans: “I think that Helleu is right one must not carry publicity so far as to have one’s own portrait published . . . and at my age . . .”
Boldini had painted a self-portrait of himself as a handsome man of fifty in 1892, and another self-portrait in 1911, showing the signs of age on his strong face; it is unclear to which of these he may be referring.Together with his friend Paul-César Helleu and John Singer Sargent (whose portrait he painted), Boldini was responsible for the seductive and glamorous, if unrealistic, image of the fin-de-siècle woman.
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