The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 99th Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Academy, London, 1867
Record 6 of 12

System Number: 10827
Date: [May/June 1867][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Lucas Ionides[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell Whistler Collection, PWC 10/1025/1
Document Type: TLc

2, Lindsey Row,


Dear Lucas,

Come up and dine with me Thursday evening (day after tomorrow) at 6.30 if you can -

My pictures are pretty well hung at the Academy[3] only on a crowded day cannot be seen because of the crinolines.

A bientôt

J. A. M. Whistler.

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1.  [May/June 1867]
JW lived at 2 Lindsey Row from early 1867 to June 1878, but it was only in May 1867 that he had several paintings hung at the Royal Academy (see below).

2.  Lucas Ionides
Lucas ('Luke') Alexander Ionides (1837-1924), stockbroker and businessman [more].

3.  Academy
At the Royal Academy, London, in 1867, JW showed Grey and Silver: Old Battersea Reach (YMSM 46) as 'Battersea', the recent seascape Sea and Rain (YMSM 65), and Symphony in White, No. 3 (YMSM 61).