Letter sent by Félix Régamy to his brother Frédéric including this drawing of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine in England – €160,000 (£144,145) at Christie's Paris.

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Offered as part of a November 3 book sale at Christie’s Paris (25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium), it was made at the time of their famous, indeed notorious 1872 ‘fuite’, or flight to London that, in often turbulent manner, lasted from from September of that year until May of the following year.

Verlaine had abandoned his wife and infant to be with his young lover but over time their relationship grew increasingly bitter.

Top lot in the Paris sale was an album of numerous photographs, among them seven panoramas, taken in Delhi & Amritsar by Felix Beato in 1858 and later printed in London.

It made a treble-estimate €300,000 (£270,270).