Picture of love letters Exupery sold at auction for nearly $300 thousand
Moscow. June 16. INTERFAX.RU the figure to the loving letter to the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery, depicting his famous Little Prince sold at auction in Paris for $289 thousand, informs on Saturday Agency Associated Press.
Watercolour, dated 1942, depicts the main character of the eponymous book, published in 1943. The little Prince is sitting at the table on a small planet, and writes a love letter in the company of birds.
The auction house Artcurial, organized the auction, said that this is probably one of the last surviving letters Exupery. In 1944 he went on his last reconnaissance flight from the island of Corsica and disappeared.
In total, the hammer went 49 letters and illustrations Exupery.