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Nohant. Chopin writes to Julian Fontana (a letter written on the night of 9 and 10 August): "Have a good night today, don’t dream, as Jaś did, that I died, but rather that I’m being born, or something similar… Indeed, I’m now becoming as gentle as a child wearing diapers, and I’d be very pleased if somebody was willing to lead me by straps, additionally wearing a cap nicely protected with cotton wool on my noggin, as, I know it, I’d stumble and fall time and again. Fortunately, instead of straps, I’m almost certain to get some stilts or crutches, if I approach the old age in the present pace. Some time ago I dreamt that I died in a hospital, and it stuck in my head so strongly that it seems like yesterday to me. If you outlive me, you’ll know if one should believe in dreams; a few years back I dreamt something else but it hasn’t come true. I’m also dreaming awake now; fiddle-faddle, as they say, that’s why I’m writing these follies to you. Am I not?"



Ludwika in Paris
Chopin’s sister Ludwika comes to Paris with her husband Kalasanty Jędrzejewicz and daughter Ludwika. The poet Norwid will later write the following in his Czarne kwiaty [Black Flowers]: "The artist’s sister sat by him, strangely similar to him in profile. [...] In the deep shade of the curtained bed, resting on cushions and bound in a shawl, he was extremely beautiful, just as always in his movements in everyday life possessing something complete, something monumentally drawn..." The scene was also captured by Teofil Kwiatkowski, a frequent guest at Chopin’s those days, in one of his numerous drawings.
The Sonata has been commemorated on one of numeous pictures by Teofil Kwiatkowski, frequent guest at Chopin's place in those months.  More information:
  • C. K. Norwid Czarne kwiaty – POLISH INTERNET LIBRARY (book)

  • The Last Moments of Fryderyk Chopin – Teofil Kwiatkowski, oil on canvas – KALEIDOSCOPE



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The Sonata has been commemorated on one of numeous pictures by Teofil Kwiatkowski, frequent guest at Chopin's place in those months. 

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