“French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s handwritten poem for lover up for auction” – The Economic Times

News article and photo from The Economic Times 

A photo taken in Paris on February 4, 2017 shows one of the first known drawings by French poet Arthur Rimbaud, made by the poet in 1865 at the age of ten. (Image: AFP)

r1-mini  PARIS: The first known drawings by famed French poet Arthur Rimbaud when he was 10 and a handwritten poem given to his lover will go under the hammer in Paris on Wednesday.

The seven drawings, sketched in 1865 on two pages of a notebook, are valued by auction house Sotheby’s at between 100,000 and 150,000 euros ($108,000-$162,000).

“These exceptional drawings, still privately owned, are the only ones that have been attributed with certainty to the poet,” Sotheby experts Frederique Parent and Benoit Puttemans wrote in the presentation of the works.

“They reflect the universe of a young poet who is already critical of the world around him.”  .. r2-mini

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