Documents associated with: Gilchrist, Constance MacDonald
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My dear Statesman & Decorator! -
It would grieve me that the picture should go from yours into any other hands but my own -
Let me buy it and give you the money that you
would have got from him ask him for it - I dont m This would be very nice of you - and the proper Let us talk it over - Or I will tell you what would be really the thing to do, If her Mama likes the idea, I will paint you a full length picture of little Miss Dorothy Labouchère -
This I should be charmed to do - and you would start in your new Palace as a great 'Art Patron'! -
[p. 2] 'To Labouchere re Connie Gilchrist'
Dated from reference to painting (see below).
3. Statesman & Decorator
Labouchère was a Member of Parliament, and was apparently decorating his new house.
Constance MacDonald Gilchrist (1865-1946), dancer and actress, later Countess of Orkney [more]. J. E. Blanche recorded seeing Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl - Connie Gilchrist (YMSM 190) in JW's studio in 1884 (Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 'James McNeill Whistler,' Renaissance Latine, June 1905, pp. 353-78, p. 358). JW was not satisfied with it and it was only returned to Labouchère after JW's death (see YMSM 190).
8. This ... 'Art Patron'! -
Written in right margin.