Memoirs of Montmartre, 1955-1956.

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Carré, Ketty, 1882-1964. Memoirs of Montmartre, 1955-1956.

Memoirs of Montmartre, 1955-1956.

Ketty Carré wrote her recollections about Montmartre in colloquial style and separate installements of a few pages, which she mailed to an old unnamed friend. She addresses him sometimes in the text: "La prochaine fois je vous parlerai de Marcellin Desbouin." Some texts describe the Montmartre where she grew up from the 1880s on, with its streets, groceries, bistrots and restaurants, theaters, circuses, art galleries, and people. The ca. 90 pages are rich in portraits of artists, writers, musicians, and everyday characters (a grocer, a cab driver, a priest, a piano teacher), often mingled with autobiographical details. Short stories about artists from various generations, such as Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Utrillo, are scattered throughout the manuscript, but some texts are individual biographies dedicated to Suzanne Valadon, Van Dongen, Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Migonney, Federico Zandomeneghi, Georges Courteline, and others. The text about "le père" Durand Ruel and the art critic Arsène Alexandre ends with a nostalgic "ah, cher ami, quelle epoque merveilleuse!" It is signed.

1 item (49 leaves) ; 27 cm.

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