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Love Letter Mirror Collection - Original Piece

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Love Letter Mirror Collection - Original Piece

3,000.00

There are 3 different mirrors for sale with this listing.  The letters for each are below.

Ludwig von Beethoven's letter to his Immortal Beloved was the first piece of the "Confidently Lost" collection.  As I am a hopeless romantic, I express my life artistically as passionately as I live it.  This letter was only one of the letters written by Beethoven to the mysterious woman know as his Immortal Beloved.  Unrequited love has affected us all at some point in life so Beethoven's words resonate to every passionate heart.  Each word was written by my hand.

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I adore using mirrors as canvases: 

  • Dimensions: 30W x 1.5D x 70H in.
  • Frame constructed from glass
  • Silver finish
  • Rectangular shaped mirror
  • Beveled edges
  • Leaning & standing floor design

The Letters

Beethoven & His Immortal Beloved

 

 7 July

Dear Immortal Beloved,

Even in bed my ideas yearn towards you, 

my Immortal Beloved, here and there joyfully, 

then again sadly, awaiting from Fate, 

“whether it will listen to us. I can only live, 

either altogether with you or not at all. Yes, 

I have determined to wander about for so 

long far away, until I can fly into your arms 

and call myself quite at home with you, can 

send my soul enveloped by yours into the 

realm of spirits – yes, I regret, it must be. 

You will get over it all the more as you know 

my faithfulness to you; never another one

 can own my heart, never – never! 

 

O God, why must one go away from what

one loves so, and yet my life in W. as it is 

now is a miserable life. Your love made me 

the happiest and unhappiest at the same time. 

At my actual age I should need some continuity, 

sameness of life – can that exist under our circumstances? 

 

Angel, I just hear that the 

post goes out every day – and must close 

therefore, so that you get the L. at once. 

Be calm – love me – today – yesterday.

What longing in tears for you –

 You – my Life – my All – farewell. 

Oh, go on loving me – never doubt the 

faithfullest heart of your beloved

Ludwig von Beethoven

Ever thine.

Ever mine.

Ever ours.

 

Napoleon & Josephine

Verona, 13 November 1796

 

I do not love thee any more; 

on the contrary, I detest thee. 

Thou art horrid, very awkward, very stupid, 

a very Cinderella. Thou dost not write me at all,

 thou dost not love thy husband; thou knowest 

the pleasure that thy letters afford him, 

and thou dost not write him 

six lines of even haphazard scribble.

 

What do you do then all day, Madame? 

What matter of such importance is it that takes 

up your time from writing to your very good lover? 

What affection stifles and pushes on one side 

the love, the tender and constant love, 

which you have promised him? 

Who can be this marvellous, 

this new lover who absorbs all your instants,

tyrannises your entire days, and prevents you 

from being solicitous about “your husband? 

 

Josephine, beware, one fine night the doors 

will break open and I will be there.

In truth, I am anxious, my good amie, 

at not receiving your news; 

write me quickly four pages, 

and say those amiable things which fill 

my heart with sentiment and pleasure.

 

I hope before long to press you in my arms 

and shall shower on you 

a million burning kisses 

as under the Equator.

 

Bonaparte

 

Lord Byron & Countess Guiccioli

25 August 1819

 

My dearest Teresa,

 

– I have read this book in your garden. 

My love, you were absent, or else I could not 

have read it. It is a favourite book of yours, 

and the writer was a favourite friend of mine. 

You will not understand these English words, 

and others will not understand them . . . 

which is the reason I have not scrawled them in 

Italian. 

But you will recognise the handwriting of him who 

passionately loved you, and you will divine that, 

over a book which was yours, 

he could only think of love.

In that word, beautiful in all languages, 

but most in yours – amor mio – 

is comprised my existence here and hereafter. 

 

I feel I exist here; and I feel I shall exist hereafter, 

to what purpose you will decide; 

my destiny rests with you, and you are a woman, 

seventeen years of age, and two out of a convent, 

I wish you had stayed there, with all my heart, 

or at least, that I had never met you in your married state. 

But all this is too late, I love you, and you love me – 

at least you say so, and act, as if you did so, 

which last is a great consolation at all events. 

 

But I more than love you and cannot cease to love you. 

 

Think of me sometimes, 

when the Alps and ocean divide us, 

but they never will, unless you wish it.

 

 

Byron

 

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