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GAUTIER Theophile - Autograph Letter Signed 1865 requesting seats at the theatre

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Théophile GAUTIER (1811-1872)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Théophile Gautier”), requesting places for the theatre.

Half page large 8vo in French, on letterhead of the Moniteur Universel, Paris, 18 September 1865.                                                                                              

Trans: “May I, without fear of troubling you, ask you for a box for this evening’s performance? I would be infinitely obliged and beg you to accept . . .”

Writer, poet and critic Théophile Gautier lived at the centre of the artistic life of Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. A great admirer of Victor Hugo, his own work earned him the admiration of later writers, and Baudelaire dedicated his Fleurs du Mal to him. Audiences outside the French-speaking world today probably remember him best as the writer of the scenario for the ballet Giselle, premiered in 1841.

Gautier joined the Moniteur Universel in 1855, as art and theatre critic, and his request is no doubt for a new production which he was to review.

There is a note in another hand at the top, possibly indicating that the seats had been allocated. The letter has a fold through the bottom half, but is otherwise in very good condition.

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