Lot 57

BISSIÈRE Roger [Villeréal, 1888 - Boissièrette, 1964], French painter linked to the School of Paris
Signed autograph letter, addressed to Monsieur Waisse, surgeon. November 7, 1962; 2 pages in-4°, envelope enclosed.
"It has been a long time that I wanted to see writing, but the drama that I have just lived through has tested me to such an extent that I forgot everything that was not my sorrow: now with the days that pass my suffering remains the same, but it leaves me a little more lucidity and courage. Yet be sure that the boundless devotion and the efforts you have made to avoid the worst have not been forgotten. I will always remain grateful to you for all that you have done to save the one who is no longer and who was what I loved best in this world. Fate refused to grant us, but in this nightmare, I will always remember the human warmth that you brought us and also the lucid and precise intervention that was admired by all those who attended. I would like you to agree to choose a painting at the Bucher gallery if among those you will be shown there is one close to your heart. It will be a reminder of the desperate struggle that we waged together against death and for which you gave the best of yourself, your knowledge and your friendship. Jaeger lets me hope that one day you may come to me, I desire it infinitely, for you are one of those rare beings who reconcile us with men: In the meantime, believe in my gratitude and also in my deep sympathy. "He added: "Please also tell Mademoiselle Tavernier how touched I was by the devotion she never ceased to give during the tragic hours we lived through. »