Jules Massenet

Signed 12-word handwritten note penned on Massenet’s calling card, imprinted with his “change of address” to an apartment overlooking the Luxembourg Gardens.

Autograph Note Signed “Massenet” in French on his calling card, 3.75” x 2.25”. Not translated. “Monsieur Massenet” imprinted in the center; “Changement d’adresse: / 48, Rue de Vaugirard,” underlined in red, printed in the upper left. Faint stains on verso. Fine condition.

Massenet died on August 13, 1912, at the age of 71. On August 18, 1912, Herbert F. Peyser wrote an article in “The New York Times” titled “A Talk with Massenet a Few Days Before His Death.” In part, “Massenet's dislike for the frequent intrusions of strangers, newspaper people, importuning artists, &c., led him to move a number of years ago, from a more central part of Paris to his present domicile, 48 Rue de Vaugirard. The place (an apartment house, of course; the Parisian masters seem particularly partial to apartments however considerable their bank accounts) overlooks the picturesque gardens of the Luxembourg, and is situated within a few minutes' walk of the Cluny museum and the Pantheon…” Massenet moved to his Rue de Vaugirard apartment in November 1903.

Item: 52795

Price: $400.00
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