Documents associated with: Collins, Mabel
Record 2 of 4
System Number: 11209
Date: [August 1888/1890?]
Recipient: Mabel Collins
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 8/420/5
Document Type: TLc
The "Sorcerer", my dear Miss Collins, is always at your service - and when one of these days you do him the honour to breakfast in The [Tree ?] Yellow, he will, though you say you are not "curious" - he knows you to be "dainty" - answer all your questions.
James McNeill Whistler
1. [August 1888/1890?]
Dated from known association of correspondents
JW's dining room was decorated in yellow; the colours and arrangement of his food and china were said to complement this decor. His Sunday 'breakfasts' were a famous meeting place for stars of the theatre, literature and the arts, as well as collectors and leaders of fashion.