Documents associated with: Lauser, Gustave
Record 12 of 48
System Number: 09686
Date: [21 June 1892]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/21
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
33 Rue de Tournon
My dear Mr Kennedy,
I am writing this for Jimmy, who says he will, of course, do the etching or dry point as you think best, and will try and do it in a day, if you dont frighten him too much - He is already getting his hand in, for he is doing a portrait of a very distinguished [p. 2] man - a poet.
Let us know when we may expect you that we may be ready for you - Give us a few days notice - in case we are out of town.
I enclose a letter that you can give to Richards to put him on his mettle.
I am looking forward to seeing those pictures - two of them I have never seen -
The Bancrofts called in a body yesterday - but we did not happen to be in -
With our kindest regards
'June 24, 1892'
E G Kennedy Esq.
c/o Gustave Lauzer & Co.
Covent Garden -
[postmark:] PARIS 6 / R. DE VAUGIRARD / 6 21 / JUIN / 92
[postmark:] LONDON W. C./ C. X. / JU22 / 92
1. 21 June 1892
Dated from the postmark, and the date written on the envelope at top left in an unknown hand.
Written in purple ink. The envelope is pale pink and glossy, printed with scrolls and flowers.
A proposed portrait of Kennedy, which was abandoned and apparently destroyed.
The Last of Old Westminster (YMSM 39), Battersea Reach (YMSM 45), Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56) and Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64), which had been sold by Dr John Cavafy (ca 1839-1901), physician and collector, son of G. J. Cavafy [more]. With the active encouragement of JW, they were bought by Kennedy, who returned Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64) to JW.