The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1877
Record 112 of 119

System Number: 00543
Date: [24 December 1878/January 1879][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Joseph William Comyns Carr[2]
Place: [Brighton]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C44
Document Type: ALS

[roundel[3] with head of Leonardo]


Ah ha! so you are the first one I have brought down! - je m'en vante mon ami Jo[4], and you can fancy the pride with which I fasten your scalp to my belt! - You die hard though Joseph! and curse my future with your last cry -

[butterfly signature]

ungenerous Jo!

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1.  [24 December 1878/January 1879]
This is a reply to J. W. Comyns Carr to JW, #00542. Dated from reference to JW's pamphlet Whistler v. Ruskin: Art & Art Critics, published on 24 December 1878 in the aftermath of Whistler v Ruskin, his libel suit against John Ruskin (1819-1900), critic, social reformer and artist [more].

2.  Joseph William Comyns Carr
Joseph Williams Comyns Carr (1849-1916), art critic and theatre manager [more].

3.  roundel
The letterhead (including address) is embossed.

4.  je m'en vante mon ami Jo
Fr., I am proud of it my friend Jo.