[Autograph Note Signed by David d’Angers, French Sculptor and Member of Académie des Beaux-Arts].
Brief note by David d’Angers (1788–1856), 19th century French neoclassical sculptor and member of Académie des Beaux-Arts, elected in 1826. D’Angers studied in the studio of neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David and in his youth did sculpture work for the Arc de Triomphe and the exterior of the Louvre palace. He is best known for sculptures in the pediment of the Panthéon in Paris.
Writing to Jean Pingard the elder (d.1830), Secretary General of the Institute of France—under whose purview came the Académie des Beaux-Arts, d’Angers requests a ticket for an upcoming meeting (in full [with approx. translation]):
“Monsieur, Vous m’obligeriez beaucoup si vous pouviez me donner un billet de tribune, pour la séance de jeudi prochain. Je compte bien votre obligeance et vous prie de me croire votre tout devoué. David. Lundi matin.” [Sir, You would oblige me very much if you could give me a ticket for the rostrum for next Thursday’s meeting. I count your kindness and beg you to believe me your very devoted [servant]. David. Monday morning.]
Description: [Autograph Note Signed by David d’Angers, French Sculptor and Member of Académie des Beaux-Arts].
[Paris?, likely 1826–1830] p. ANS. 7 x 4¼ inches. Bifolium with integral address leaf. Later ink annotation on address leaf. Folds; Very Good.