EMILE ZOLA - AUTOGRAPH NOTE ON CALLING CARD SIGNED - HFSID 266590
EMILE ZOLA A letter from the French naturalist on his calling card, sending his condolences to a friend over a recent loss Autograph Note on Calling Card signed: "Emile Zola" in brown ink, 4x2½. Rue de Bruxelles [Paris], no date.
Sale Price $1,020.00
EMILE ZOLA A letter from the French naturalist on his calling card, sending his condolences to a friend over a recent loss Autograph Note on Calling Card signed: "Emile Zola" in brown ink, 4x2½. Rue de Bruxelles [Paris], no date. "Emile Zola" printed in center. To “Mon ami”. In French, translated in full: "My friend, I learned of the great sorrow that strikes you and I wanted to let you know immediately how much we fraternally support your grieving. Kindly kiss your wife for us and believe that our hearts are with both of you." Novelist Emile Zola (1840-1902), the founder of Naturalism, defended French Army Officer Alfred Dreyfus, who had been convicted of treason (1894) and imprisoned on Devil's Island (1895). Zola had written a scathing letter beginning "J'accuse" that was published in the newspaper "L'Aurore" on January 13, 1898. Anti-Semitism had played a large part in the Dreyfus case, and after Zola's letter appeared, the author was forced to flee France. He went to England, where he lived from 1898-1899 before returning to France. Lightly soiled. Stain in blank right area. Vertical fold touches "Zo" of signature. Mounting remnants on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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