ÉLUARD, Paul (1895-1952)

Autograph postcard signed and countersigned by Nusch, to Mrs Grindel
[Nice, 19th November 1934], 1 p. in-8°

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ÉLUARD, Paul (1895-1952)

Autograph postcard signed and countersigned by Nusch, to Mrs Grindel (Jeanne-Marie Cousin, Paul Éluard’s mother)
[Nice, 19th November 1934], 1 p. in-8°
On recto: humorous composition in color on the principle of collage, including a drawing of “Wounded Love” visiting the doctor, on a carnival float, pasted in the middle of a photographic view of Nice
Fold marl on lower right angle

Scarce reunion of signatures of the mythical couple in a tender postcard addressed to the mother of the poet


« Ma chère mère,
J’ai reçu ton mandat (le 17). Je t’en remercie beaucoup. Nous restons ici, par conséquent.
Je vais un peu mieux. Toujours mal à l’œil. Je l’écrirai bientôt une longue lettre.
Nos baisers les meilleurs
Nusch Paul »


Maria Benz, alias Nusch, had met Paul Éluard four years earlier near the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. They married on August 21, 1934, a few weeks before the card was sent.
Nusch Éluard will then be a permanent figure in her husband’s poetry, until his premature death in 1946.