Emile-Antoine Bayard

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Emile-Antoine Bayard

French Academic painter and draftsman

Born 1837 - Died 1891

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[To a publisher: page 1]

Sandeau[?] Oct 12 (replied on Oct 14th)


Dear Sir,

I am sending you by railways the two woods [woodblocks] you requested. Would you please make some recommendations to the engrave?
- The treatment of these woods is lightly plain [simplified?] as it happens usually to all copies. The "1871" needs specially to be enhanced when engraved. This is all for the effect. Now it is important that the heads are very carefully handled even at the detriment of the remaining parts.
I do not wish to discuss a price for these drawings. I would be obliged if you could tell me whether it is my friend Andre Lefèvre[?] who will will write the article going with these drawings. In such case, I shall ask him to let the engraver understand, without appearing too insistant, that "1870-1871" would make a charming New Year's gift.
I am preparing some ads on this subject. The weight of an article in your interesting[?] newspaper would be a great help onto the public.

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Image courtesy of Don Kurtz

[To a publisher: page 2]

I would therefore appreciate knowing your thoughts about these propositions.
- I would like also to include in l'Illustration some humorous drawings, if ever your newspaper takes them or agrees to include them, but presently I am very busy with some important works for an exhibition and I have no time left.
Afterwards, if you agree, we will talk about that. Please agree, Dear Sir, my most distinguished wishes.

Emile Bayard

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Image courtesy of Don Kurtz