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System Number: 02655
Date: [22 February 1885][1]
Author: Albert Ludovici[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L189
Document Type: ALS


STUDIO,
105 CHARLOTTE STREET,
FITZROY SQUARE, W.

Dear Whistler.

Although forty eight hours have gone bye [sic], the charm of your very poetical rendering[3] of Art is still floating round me, and the strong and witty remarks still ringing in my ears, allow me to congratulate you on the great success you scored on the 20th and recieve [sic] for the great pleasure you gave my Wife[4] and self the most hearty thanks

from your's sincerely

A. Ludovici -


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Notes:

1.  [22 February 1885]
Dated from JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture' (see note below).

2.  Albert Ludovici
Albert Ludovici, Jr (1852-1932), painter [more].

3.  poetical rendering
A reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' his major public statement of his aesthetic ideas. It was delivered for the first time on 20 February 1885 at the Prince's Hall, Piccadilly. A version of the text of the lecture may be found at #06791.

4.  my Wife
Marie Ludovici (b. ca 1852), wife of the painter Albert Ludovici, Jr.