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System Number: 07100
Date: 11 June 1889
Author: Elbert J. van Wisselingh
Place: The Hague
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1089
Document Type: ALS
E. J. VAN WISSELINGH
BUITENHOF NO. 48
11th June 1889
Dear Mr Whistler,
Mr Ph. Zilcken has asked me to send you the enclosed invitation to contribute to the forthcoming exhibition of the Dutch etching club. I hope you will be represented there.
Baron van Lÿnden returned from the South last week and called on me soon afterwards. I regret to say that he is [p. 2] not so much taken with the picture and that he prefers his own. However he may come to like it and I have advised him to secure it. The Dutch are slow and the Frenchman who said that they are the Chinamen of Europe was not far wrong. Now, I like it better than the first one even and some of our artists think very highly of it. James [p. 3] Maris, for whose opinion I care most thinks it is beautiful. That would be quite enough for me if I had been doubtful.
Hoping that you are well I remain, with kind regards to yourself and Mrs Whistler
yours very truly
E. J. van Wisselingh
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181). The Baron did not buy it.
5. his own
Arrangement in Yellow and Grey: Effie Deans (YMSM 183).