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Paul Signac - Avec dessin - 1923

Paul Signac - Avec dessin - 1923

Paul Signac. Signed handwritten letter addressed to his insurer, Gaston Caplain. 14 rue de l'abbaye [21 November 1923].

4 pages including one illustrated.

Surprising letter in which Signac tries to negotiate the sale of his vehicle with his insurer who seems to have found him a customer. He also tells him that the water must be filled and the oil changed at the pump, for which he draws the cap.

"Vous aurez pour le prix d'une 5HP Citroën, une voiture neuve, qui fera dix fois meilleur service que la voiturette que vous aurez à ce prix. Tant pis pour ceux qui ne le comprennent pas.
Puisque vous avez eu la gentillesse de remettre de l'eau, voulez-vous avoir l'obligeance - crainte de gelée - de la vider. Pour cela il ne suffit pas de déboucher le bouchon cuivré qui se trouve en bas à gauche du radiateur, il faut aussi dévisser le bouchon du tuyau de vidange de la pompe. (...) Indispensable !"

Recall that the painter also had a passion for automobiles. It was notably aboard a C4 that he crisscrossed the country for his famous series "Ports de France" (200 paintings and a hundred ports) which marks the crowning achievement of his career as a watercolourist.

Dimensions: 13 x 21 cm.

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Object Autograph letter signed (ALS)
Number of Books 1
Subject Art, Manuscripts
Author/ Illustrator Paul Signac
Book Title Avec dessin
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1923
Edition 1st Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Number of pages 4
Dimensions 21×13 cm
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