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 27 of 54

System Number: 08082
Date: 22 May [1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Albert Ludovici[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/18/2
Document Type: ALS[3]

May 22.

110. Rue du Bac.

My dear Ludovici -

I have sent over one or two letters to the Vice President[4] to read at the next meeting - so mind you go! - and let me hear all about it -

Meanwhile do write me a little letter and give me all the news and what is said - for I have seen nothing - and none of the papers! -

Still I gather that, as a exhibition [p. 2] it is a great success! - and must be an awful trial to the Academy -

Now did you go down like a good fellow, and yourself see to the proper tilting forward of my pictures?

Do tell me of this for it would be a great relief to me to know that was, at last, all right - Quésne[5] told me that the Forains[6] must be there, as they had been sent on to you two or three days before mine -

With kindest regards to your Wife[7],
Very Sincerely Yours

J McNeill Whistler

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A. Ludovici Esq
27. St. Augustines Road
Camden Square -
N. W -
[postmark:] [PARIS] / GARE DU NORD / [22?] / MAI / 99


1.  22 May [1899]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Albert Ludovici
Albert Ludovici, Jr (1852-1932), painter [more]; he was a Council Member of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.

3.  ALS
The envelope has a deep mourning border.

4.  Vice President
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more]. One of the letters was probably JW/R. Birnie Philip to J. Lavery, 21 May 1899, #09962.

5.  Quesne
Fernand le Quesne (1856-1932), artist.

6.  Forains
Jean Louis Forain (1852-1931), painter and printmaker [more].

7.  Wife
Marie Ludovici (b. ca 1852), wife of the painter Albert Ludovici, Jr.