Documents associated with: Ward, Leslie
Record 5 of 6
Charming my dear Leslie! -
we are delighted with the drawing -
I believe the enclosed is what you said -
Come and see us -
Tower House - Chelsea
1. [December 1888?]
Dated from address and butterfly signature. In addition, the reference to 'we' suggests a date during the period shortly after JW's marriage to Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].
Facsimile published in Ward, Sir Leslie, Forty Years of 'Spy', London, 1915, p. 299.
Ward made a celebrated caricature of JW in 1878 that was published in Vanity Fair (see 'Men of the Day. No. CLXX. Mr James Abbott McNeill Whistler' by Jehu Junior with "A Symphony," a portrait by Spy, Vanity Fair, 12 January 1878). In Ward's memoir, the facsimile is published alongside the story of the caricature, suggesting a connection. However, as this letter dates from much later is it unlikely that the 1878 caricature is being referred to here.