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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899
Record 24 of 54

System Number: 10051
Date: 3 May 1899
Author: Rosalind Birnie Philip[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: John Lavery[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Lavery Collection, TGA 7245/271
Document Type: ALS[3]


110 Rue du Bac.

May 3rd. 1899.

Dear Mr. Lavery.

Mr. Whistler has hurried away to the studio and has asked me to write to you for him.

He sent you a telegram this morning as he thinks it well to have, beside the others, Mr. Cowan's[4] head[5] of a girl in a hood, which also has never been exhibited before.

[p. 2] Did you receive his telegram yesterday approving Hon. Membership for Mr. Shannon[6]? You do not mention it in your letter, it was directed "Lavery. Snowbird. London."

Mr. Whistler will be much pleased to accept your kind offer of a bed.

He is however under a promise to Mr. Heinemann[7] to dine on Sunday, but knows you were to be invited too, so he supposes that you will be able to go there together.

Mr. Whistler goes over on Saturday & will wire the time of his arrival [p. 3] so that you may send a man to meet him at the station and take his pictures direct to the Gallery[8], that they may be hung that evening.

He will go direct to your house.

Also, here is the list for the catalogue.

With kind regards.
Believe me
Sincerely yours

R. Birnie-Philip.


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Notes:

1.  Rosalind Birnie Philip
Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

2.  John Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a deep mourning border.

4.  Mr. Cowan's
John James Cowan (1846-1936), paper manufacturer and collector [more].

5.  head
Cowan lent Brown and Gold: Lillie 'In our Alley!' (YMSM 464).

6.  Mr. Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more].

7.  Mr. Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

8.  Gallery
2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.