The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894
Record 20 of 23

System Number: 10680
Date: [October 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Jay[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/11/2
Document Type: Lc

110 rue du Bac -


My dear Mr. Jay:

I have been promised:The Little White Girl[3] -
Nocturne, Blue and Silver[4]
Rosa Corder[5] -
Valparaiso[6] - for the Antwerp Exposition - To these I can add myself a couple more - and I hope to get some etchings and lithographs.

I may even manage one, or perhaps two more paintings. Meanwhile I thought it right to tell you, and it would be very nice of you to let Jules Stewart[7] know, I cannot for the life of me make out his address, on a note about an American Club which I should like to answer!

Will you send it to me?

In any case probably you will be going to this meeting of at Stewart's on Monday - so do say that I would certainly have come, if it had been after dinner, - say at 9 or 10 o'clock - but in the afternoon one can go on working until after 6.30.

Of course I shall be delighted to belong to any body gotten together by you two gentlemen -

If I am not present I should like to hear about it -

Always sincerely,

J. McN. Whistler

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1.  [October 1894]
Dated by the reference to an exhibition (see below); the date added by the copyist (1895) is correct.

2.  Jay
Jay, a friend of Jules Stewart, involved in organising an exhibition in Antwerp [more].

3.  The Little White Girl
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52). It was lent to Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894, which opened on 1 November 1894.

4.  Nocturne, Blue and Silver
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 152).

5.  Rosa Corder
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203).

6.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73).

7.  Jules Stewart
Jules M. Stewart, possibly a member of an American art club, involved in organising an exhibition in Antwerp. His letter is not located.