The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Den Internationale Kunstudstilling i Kobenhavn, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1897
Record 2 of 2

System Number: 03158
Date: [March/April 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Arthur Haythorne Studd[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/209
Document Type: MsLc

4. Whitehall Court -

Now this is really very nice and kind of you Peter! - I am so glad you have done this about the Copenhagen Exhibition and I think I would let them have the Firewheel[3] too -

I had a very amiable letter from the Prince Eugene[4] about it all - but I haven't had a moment to write in reply!

I am afraid now I have lost Auguste[5] - for things became so miserable [p. 2] and intolerable during all this time you were away, that in despair I had again to look out and so have at last a very excellent little servant who cooks and manages everything in the studio perfectly - Tell Auguste I would have liked so much to have had him with me - but I could not wait any longer and now I couldn't turn away the other who is doing so well you know -

Come up tomorrow afternoon at about 3 to 4. if you can.

Always affectionately.

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [March/April 1897]
Dated from the reference to and exhibition in Copenhagen (see below). It opened on 1 May 1897.

2.  Arthur Haythorne Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more]. He had been known as 'Peter' since his art student days.

3.  Firewheel
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169). Studd purchased the painting for £1000 guineas in about April 1897. Studd may have lent other paintings, Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52) and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115), to the Den Internationale Kunstudstilling i Kobenhavn, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1897. See also related correspondence, JW to W. G. Robertson, #09411.

4.  Prince Eugene
Eugène Napoleon Nicolas Bernadotte (1865-1947), Prince of Sweden and Norway [more]. The letter is untraced.

5.  Auguste
Auguste, servant of A. H. Studd, lent briefly to JW in January 1897.