PUVIS DE CHAVANNES Pierre - Autograph Letter Signed 1879
Pierre PUVIS DE CHAVANNES (1824-1898)
Autograph Letter Signed (“P. Puvis de Chavannes”) to an unidentified colleague (“Monsieur et cher confrère”), explaining why he had resigned from a jury.
3 pages 8vo in French, Paris, 26 March 1879.
Puvis de Chavannes, much admired by Zola, is best remembered as a muralist, responsible for murals at the Sorbonne, the Hotel de Ville in Paris and Boston Public Library.
Trans: “In response to the letter in which you do me the honour of asking me if I would accept to be on the list respresenting Monsieur Bardoux’s project, I must reply that I could not do so without changing my position on the programme. In fact, I resigned from the jury in 1872 in protest against the article or regulation of that year which recognised no secured rights.
It seems to me that if extreme indulgence in admission [policy] has some inconveniences, they are more than compensated for in the feeling of security and freedom which it gives to militant artists, whose worth may be unconsciously impeded or diminished through a constant threat of exclusion. . .”
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