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Bernard, Émile
MA CHERE MADELEINE. AUTOGRAPH POEM
1890. Autograph Manuscript, Four pages in French, 4.25" x 6.5", Lille; [ca. May-June] 1890. Poem, consisting of 23 stanzas [24th stanza crossed out], written by Bernard for his sister Madeleine when he was in Lille during the months of May-June 1890. In his poem, Bernard reminisces about their strolls in Pont-Aven, where they traveled together in the summer of 1888, "in the time of the time of the prophet Gauguin?" [His sister was for a time in love with Gauguin], and refers to places they visited and experiences they shared. He ends the poem with reflections on Lille's inhabitants, their clothing and appearances, and what secrets they conceal.; Consignment; shelved case 0. Émile Henri Bernard (1868-1941) was a French Post-Impressionist painter, writer, and poet who had artistic friendships with Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and Eugène Boch (1855-1941) and, later, with Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). Most of his notable work was accomplished at a young age, in the years 1886 through 1897, a period when this poem was composed. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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