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Documents associated with: Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889
Record 10 of 18

System Number: 08149
Date: [9/29 October 1889][1]
Author: JW
Place: Amsterdam
Recipient: Julian Story[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscripts Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/60/2
Document Type: ALS


Grand Café Riche - Amsterdam

Dear Juliano -

I saw in a paper that you are in London! - Hurrah! -

You will be delighted with the enclosed - Show it round and ask Hurlbert[4] what he thinks -

Tell Reubel[5] to get the Herald[6] in Paris - And now do write me a little letter and tell us the news - all about Paris and the récompenses[7] - Were you present? -

They[8] have given me a Grande Medaille d'Or[9], at the Dutch Salon here -


[butterfly signature]

[p. 2] 'Julian Story'[10]

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1.  [9/29 October 1889]
Dated by reference to exhibition and New York Herald (see below).

2.  Julian Story
Julian Russell Story (1850-1919), genre and portrait painter [more].

3.  '7'
Written in pencil at top of sheet in another hand.

4.  Hurlbert
William Henry Hurlbert (1827-1895), journalist and author, editor-in-chief of the New York World from 1876-1883 [more].

5.  Reubel
Probably a misspelling of Jack Reubell, brother of Miss Reubell. Julian, his brother Waldo and JW all appear to have been acquainted with him (#09440; #08150; #11248).

6.  Herald
See JW's letter of 6 October 1889 to the New York Herald (#11426).

7.  récompenses
Fr., awards.

8.  They
'They ... here' written in right margin, and remainder in left margin, at right angles to main text.

9.  Grande Medaille d'Or
Awarded at Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889, where he exhibited Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101), and Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) (see #00160).

10.  'Julian Story'
Written in pencil in another hand.