Menu
Cart 0

RODIN Auguste - Autograph Letter Signed 1908 to Max Liebermann regarding an exhibition

  • £475.00

Auguste RODIN (1840-1917)

Autograph Letter Signed (“Aug Rodin”) to the German artist Max Liebermann in Berlin, expressing his pleasure at having contributed to the success of his exhibition.

1¼ pages 8vo in French on conjugate leaves, 182 rue de l’Université, 27 April 1908.      

Trans: “I am very happy for your approval and to have been able to contribute to your Exhibition. And I am most of all touched by the friendly manner in which you tell me of the welcome which I received among you.

In a final note on the verso he adds “my very cordial sentiments of sympathy and admiration.”

Max Liebermann (1847-1935) had travelled widely, working in in the Netherlands and France as well as in his native Germany. Much influenced by the French impressionists, he became president of the Berlin Secession in 1898. Although not entirely opposed to new ideas, Liebermann’s own style and sympathies remained with the impressionists rather than the emerging German expressionist style.

It is likely that Rodin and Liebermann would have met during Liebermann’s time working in Montmartre in the 1870s, and the Belgian group Les XX had invited both Rodin and Liebermann to participate in their inaugural exhibition in 1884. By 1908 there had, quite evidently, developed a sense of mutual admiration between the two artists.

Two round tears on the second leaf, not touching the text, would indicate that the letter had once been glued into an album. A small round glue stain is visible on the main body of the letter.

Delivery

Autographs can be delivered worldwide. Delivery costs are calculated at the time of order and items will be sent by the most appropriate means, depending on your location and the value of the item. This will usually be by Royal Mail Special Delivery within the UK and Royal Mail Tracked outside the UK. 

 

The current delivery charges are:

  • UK:

    Royal Mail Special Delivery £8.50

  • Europe:

    Europe Royal Mail Tracked £15.00
    EU customers should note that, following brexit, local VAT and customs duties may apply to their purchases. 

     USA:

  • Royal Mail Tracked £21.00

    Rest of the World:

  • Rest of the World Tracked £18.00

     

Export Licensing

Customers should be aware that all letters and documents over 50 years old require an export licence, which may delay delivery by anything from one to three weeks. Signed photographs are not subject to export licence regulations, and can be sent immediately.

There is no charge for the export licence and I will take care of the application, the only inconvenience to you will be the delay.

Authenticity

The authenticity of the letters and documents offered is guaranteed.

Payment

Online sales orders

Payments made via the website are processed by Shopify Inc and can be made using Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Telephone sales orders

Items may be purchased by phone. Please contact me using the website Contact Form and I will call you within 48 hours to discuss your requirements. Payment for purchases ordered by phone can be paid upon receipt of the invoice and must be paid within 7 days. Phone orders can be paid by cheque (in pounds sterling only) or bank transfer.

Items will be reserved for one week following the order confirmation and will be dispatched either within 7 days after full payment has been received, or after any required export licenses have been granted.

Returns Policy

Should you be in any way dissatisfied with your purchase, items may be returned within six weeks of delivery and a full refund will be made upon receipt of the returned item. The item must be received by Richmond Autographs in the same condition as when dispatched.  For full details, please read our Terms and Conditions.


We Also Recommend
Back to the top