Paul SIGNAC (1863-1935)

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Paul SIGNAC (1863-1935)
Autograph letter signed with watercolor drawing addressed to a friend. December 4 [19]28, 3 pages in-8 in watercolor and ink on paper, framed. Original watercolor drawing of the Pont Neuf in Paris. Signed lower right on page 4. Dimensions of drawing: 12.7 cm. x 16.6 cm. Size of drawing and text: 20 x 16 cm. Transcription of text: "Dec. 4, 28 Dear friends, I'd like to thank Admiral Le Mordu for supplying the squadron with this excellent pasta. The crews strutted their stuff in his honor! We've started to enjoy them. As we had a Breton maid, who was kind but a little naive, I ordered her to make me a dish of stuffed macaroni, and explained to her how it should be done: using a knitting needle, make a meat mince with 3 herbs according to the rules in Paris, stuff the tubes of pasta with this mince and, if necessary, use her breath to make it penetrate the ends of the tubes. After an hour, she came to tell me she couldn't do it. I don't think you're surprised. Will we be seeing you in Paris soon? For the children's party at Gaston's, maybe! Why don't you drop by sometime and say hello? We love you beautiful children! With our thanks, we send our best regards to both of you, and hugs to the little ones. Paul Signac As I'm just a vulgar tapper, if you could occasionally send me a pound of real flour (there's only plaster to be found there) it would be a feast! We'd make crêpes: our Breton woman, if she can't make stuffed macaroni, makes excellent crêpes... When she has good flour. Behold my shamelessness!" (sunstroke, freckles) Provenance Private collection, France
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