JEAN-BAPTISTE OLIVE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/13/1926 - HFSID 142556
Sale Price $488.75
The French Painter pens this letter in response to the recipient's request to visit him
Autograph Letter Signed: “J.B. Olive”. 1p, 8x11. July 13, 1926. Written to “Dear Sir”. In French, translated in full: “In compliance with the request of your letter, I would be honored to receive you next Thursday the 15th or Friday the 16th at your convenience at the time that best works for you. Waiting for your reply, please Sir accept my distinguished civilities”. Jean-Baptiste Olive (1848-1936) was a French painter primarily known for sea-themed and port scenes of his hometown of Marseille and for his still lifes. During his time at the École des Beaux-Arts at Marseille, Olive received first prize for his work in the live model class. He traveled to Italy in 1874, and in 1882 he moved to Paris where he contributed to the Cirque d'Hiver and the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. Beginning in 1874, he exhibited at the Salon de Paris, and received several prizes for the work he displayed there. Awarded a silver medal for the work he displayed at the 1889 Exposition Universelle, Olive became a member of Société des Artistes Français in 1881. Toward the end of his life, he received the Léon Bonnat prize in 1930. Olive's primary patrons were General Malesherbes and Marie -Louis Gassier. “J.B. Olive” written in blue crayon on upper portion of letter. Heavily toned. Staining throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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