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Merry-Joseph BLONDEL (1781-1853), neoclassical...

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Merry-Joseph BLONDEL (1781-1853), neoclassical painter. 8 autograph letters signed to different correspondents. 11 pp. in-8 and in-4. 1821-1840 and n.d. To the painter and restorer Etienne-François Haro (about the restoration of a painting of the Virgin for the convent of the Carmes), to the sculptor Antoine-André Marneuf, to the count de Forbin (1821, "I work on my ceiling without slackening []"), to a countess (1826, refusing a commission because of his commitments to the ministry of the House of the King), to Le Blond, curator of the furniture of the Palais Royal (1833, about a painting ordered by the king for the gallery of the Palais Royal), to the painter Antoine-Félix Boisselier (1839, about a trip he planned to Italy), to the Count of Rambuteau (1840, about the painting works in the church of Saint-Thomas d'Aquin) + a receipt for his painting "Charles II king of Navarre and John king of France" (1834).