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Dr. Ingo Fleisch Manuscriptum
Hauffstrasse 3
10317 Berlin


Dr. Ingo Fleisch


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Artists' drawings and musical quotations: Kings, painters, musicians, Nobel Prize winners Important autograph album with 102 entries, Paris and Vichy, 1921-1946. 18th century calfskin binding, c. 13.5 x 7.5 cm, gold embossing on spine "Memorial" and "1921" (added), gilt edges on three sides, mod. Slipcase, spine with defects, cover joints glued. - A complete list of the entries made by the owner is enclosed with the album.

The almost completely filled album contains 102 entries exclusively from famous or prominent personalities, mainly from France, occasionally from Belgians and Italians and from various European rulers from the period from 1921 to 1946. Two thirds of the entries are from the years 1921-1924, in the following years partly no, partly only individual entries were added, only five entries are from the war years. The owner, the repeatedly mentioned "Madame Feray", who certainly belonged to the Feray-Mallet banking dynasty, was probably Jacqueline Feray née Fuzier or Antoinette Feray, née Mallet. The volume came from the castle library of Coësmes and was a gift from Viscount Guy de Dampierre (1880-1967, bookplate with autograph dedication on flyleaf: "Ceësmes". Dedication on flyleaf: "Ce petit Livre, extrait de la Bibliothèque de Coësme, vous dira que l'on vous y aime par dessus tout, même au dela, 1er février 1921 G.D.").
With the exception of very few pieces inserted later, almost all the entries were compiled by the owner of the album herself, who had access to the highest social circles, right up to the Élysée Palace.

Outstanding are 9 autograph drawings (partly in pencil, coloured pencil or watercolour) in excellent quality by important contemporary artists. Some of them probably portray the owner of the album: Henri Gervex (1852-1929, young woman in profile), Emile Friant (1863-1932, girl with plate), Frédéric Montenard (1849-1926, watercolour: "Oratoire de Provence"), Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931", La main a la poche", verkl. Reproduction of the caricature published in "Le Figaro" of 23.3.23), GYP (Sibylle Riquetti de Mirabeau, 1849-1932, watercolour (as "Le Petit Bob"): Rider from "Les gens chics"), Madeleine Lemaire (1845-1928, watercolour: still life of carnations), Pascal Adolphe Dagnan-Bouveret (1852-1929, colour drawing: girl's head), Albert Besnard (1849-1934, girl's head), Paul César Helleu (1859-1927, mounted drawing: sleeping beauty).

There is as well a drawing by Frédéric Masson (1847-1923), autograph musical Quotes by Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937, from the 2nd act of "Nerto") and Jules Massenet (1842-1912, from 1891, mounted), entries by the musicians Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) and Édouard Lalo (1823-1892, each mont. ins.), the writers Abel Bonnard (1883-1968), Georges de Porto-Riche (1849-1930), Marie de Heredia (1875-1963), Paul Valéry (1871-1945), Henry Kistemaeckers (1872-1938), Marcel Prévost (1862-1941), Hélène Vacaresco (1864-1947), the actor Sacha Guitry (1885-1957), the physician Charles Richet (1850-1935, Nobel Prize 1913), the last Persian Kajar ruler Ahmad Shah Kajar (1897-1930), Benito Mussolini (1883-1945, inset), the Belgian royal couple Albert I (1875-1934) and the Belgian king and queen of Belgium. (1875-1934) and Elisabeth Gabriele (1876-1965), the Dutch queens Wilhelmina (1880-1962) and Juliana (1909-2004) as well as Prince Consort Henry (1876-1934), the Romanian royal couple Ferdinand (1865-1927) and Marie (1875-1938) and the last Portuguese royal couple Manuel II (1889-1932) and Amélie (1865-1951), by the Fench presidents Raymond Poincaré (1860-1934), Alexandre Millerand (1859-1943), with Jeanne (1864-1950), Gaston Doumergue (1863-1937) and Albert Lebrun (1871-1950), the Prime Ministers Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), Aristide Briand (1862-1932), André Tardieu (1876-1945), Pierre Laval (1883-1945) and Alexandre Ribot (1842-1923), the Marshals of France Joseph Joffre (1852-1931), Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), Hubert Lyautey (1854-1934), Louis Franchet d?Espèrey (1856-1942) and Émile Fayolle (1852-1928),the famous fighter pilot René Fonck (1894-1953), the Olympic fencer Marcel Boulenger (1873-1932), the tennis player Henri Cochet (1901-1987, one of the "Musketeers"), the pastor Marc Boegner (1881-1970) and numerous other writers, artists, musicians, scientists, politicians, diplomats, generals and admirals.

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