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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, gravure, lithographie et architecture, refusés par le Jury de 1863, et exposés, par décision de S. M. l'Empereur, au salon annexe, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1863
Record 30 of 31

System Number: 07894
Date: [January 1885?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Elizabeth Ruth Edwards[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/30/1
Document Type: ALS


21, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W. C.[3]
LONDON.

      18   

Dear Mrs Edwards -

You will I know be pleased to hear that I have Fantin's picture,[4] representing a sort of triumphal march (left with me years ago,) safe and sound - I believe he gave it to me - but in any case he has often asked for it[5] since - and will be charmed to have it again - though I shall be sorry to part [p. 2] with it - It shall be carried to you on Monday next -

With kindest regards and best wishes for the New Year

Sincerely Yours

J. McNeill Whistler

13. Tite Street. Chelsea


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Notes:

1.  [January 1885?]
Dated from a related letter from H. Fantin Latour to JW, 1 February 1885, #01090.

2.  Elizabeth Ruth Edwards
Elizabeth Ruth Edwards (ca 1833 - d.1907), née Enscombe, wife of Edwin Edwards [more].

3.  21, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W. C.
Address of Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more]. The letter is written at right-angles to the address.

4.  Fantin's picture,
H. Fantin-Latour, La Féerie (FL.214) (1863), Montreal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, was one of two of Fantin's works rejected by the Salon and exhibited at the Salon des Refusés in 1863. The picture seems to have been in JW's possession from about this time.

5.  asked for it
When Fantin heard of JW's bankruptcy in 1879, he asked him to return 'mon tableau du Salon des Refusés,' via Elizabeth Edwards (Fantin to JW, 31 May 1879, #01089).