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CANOVA (ANTONIO). Autograph letter signed "Antoine Canova", in French [to Count Joachim Louis Ernest of Hinnisdäl]. Probably Rome, between 1802 and 1808], 2 pp. in-4, address on the back, with vestige of red wax seal, small marginal tear due to the opening on the address leaf without affecting the text. I am all the more distant to complain about your so long silence, that I am embarrassed to testify to you the feelings of my gratitude on the details of the news you have been kind enough to give me and of your trip, your health, and the family increased by a little girl. You are doing wonderfully well to count on the interest I take in these matters, and I am delighted that I am being given justice for the esteem and friendship you owe me. Mr. Aguati [?] has received from me on your behalf the ten louis of which you will already be informed by Monsignor Sala [the future Cardinal Giuseppe Antonio Sala], to whom the receipt will have been sent. When Mr. Rio [?] gives me the money you mentioned in your letter, I will not delay in passing it on to the same artist as you intended. I shall be very happy to hear from you frequently, so I beg you, since you are so favourably disposed to give me news, to make use of the means of Monsignor Sala, who will send me the letters by the package of the Cardinal Legate [Giovanni Battista Caprara, stationed in Paris from 1801 to 1810], so that I shall receive them not only sooner, but also more safely, without fear of them being lost. I do the same for this reason. I must not fail to thank you for having advised Mr. Quatremere [the archaeologist, draughtsman and politician Antoine Quatremère de Quincy] of the package you had kindly taken charge of... »

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Location of the item : France - 77300 - fontainebleau

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