System Number: 03349
Date: [18 November 1893]
Recipient: Thomas Robert Way
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 106
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris -
My dear Tom -
I suppose that Monsieur Marty turned up yesterday - and today perhaps you will have had a stone that Mr Heinemann took back with him to London - If not, you might send one of the men for it - could n't you? - It is you know only round the corner - 21. Bedford Street - William Heinemann -
I wish you would write me a line by Saturdays post that I might know on Sunday [p. 2] morning -
I hope the stump on the little figures will roll up all right - on the stone I suppose it will all come -
I shall send paper today -
For the French publication you had better find something that will take the place of Dutch paper - and dampen it - I told Mons. Marty that I want each sheet mounted like an etching on some kind of cardboard - no matter how thin -
Thomas Way Junior
21. Wellington Street -
[postmark:] PARIS - 80 / R. DU BAC / 6E 18 / NOV / 93
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. C. / S. M. P. / AM / NO 20 / 93
1. [18 November 1893]
Dated from the postmark; also dated in pencil, in another hand, on p. 1, '17 Novr 93'.
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 71, no. 56.
The drawing on transfer paper was transferred by Way to the lithographic stone for printing: after several pulls from the stone the image strengthened slightly.