1890 Charles Joshua Chaplin autograph letter signed (ALS)
French painter and printmaker (1825-1891) who is best known for his elegant portraits of young women. ALS in French, signed “Ch. Chaplin,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 3.75 x 6.25, August 22, 1890. Written from Arromanches in Bayeux, a letter to "Mon cher Beuginet." In part (translated): "I will come back to Jouy in the first half of September and give you the watercolour of Russia that we look forward to. I do not bathe at all and work every day. Not very proud of what I do and a bit ashamed, I have no excuse but idleness and the need to pay for a new terraced house that I made the mistake of buying. I'll tell you that on my return—showing you my horrors." In fine condition.