The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889
Record 9 of 18

System Number: 02656
Date: [9/16 October 1889][1]
Author: Reinhard Boelens Lynden[2]
Place: Beetsterzwaag, Holland
Recipient: JW
Place: [Amsterdam]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L190
Document Type: ALS[3]


Beetsterzwaag 11


I read to my great satisfaction, in the paper of this morning, the according to me so [well?] deserved distinction dedicated to you by the Amsterdam[5] jury: accept my well intended congratulations.

I followed of course with great interest all the so many and so different critics of your art.

Some weeks ago I sent you up the photographie [sic] of Effie Deans[6], did you recieve [sic] it?

Yours truly

[v?] Lynden


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1.  [9/16 October 1889]
Dated from mention of the gold medal, officially awarded on 8 October 1889; see #00160.

2.  Reinhard Boelens Lynden
Willem Reinhard Boelens (b. 1840), Baron van Lynden, banker and collector [more].

3.  ALS
The paper has a mourning border.

4.  '16'
Written in another hand.

5.  Amsterdam
The gold medal was awarded for JW's submission, both etchings and paintings, Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889.

6.  Effie Deans
Arrangement in Yellow and Grey: Effie Deans (YMSM 183).