Original signed, hand-written letter (ALS), in French, April 19, 1946
Finished size: 8.5 x 5.25 inches; one page, both sides
Accompanied by a carbon copy receipt from B. Altman & Co. who sold the piece in 1977, as well as photographs of it in a framed display
Letter of Authenticity
Letter to a friend, written from Vence on the French Riviera, in full (translated): "I regret not having seen you during my stay in Paris to chat about the book that you are doing at Lezard's—which will certainly be interesting. I am waiting for him to write me about it. I picture you leading the life of a wise man at Mirepoix, working to the rhythm of spring, which must be very beautiful where you are. Here it is almost gone—the temperature is already hotter now than it usually is in the summer. It was very kind of you to write me all about my son's adventure—I hope that it doesn't turn out so bad. I will receive your son, or any of those you send me, when I will next be in Paris—Thank you as always for [taking care of] my little girl, I hope that she isn't too noisy—I will relieve you of her within the next few days. Believe in my best wishes."