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System Number: 04073
Date: 29 June 1892
Author: Valerie Meux[1]
Place: Waltham Cross
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M343
Document Type: ALS

[embossed heading: ] STATION & TELEGRAMS,


June 29th, 1892

Dear Mr Whistler

I will not[2] lend my picture for any exhibition[3], which Mr Stewart-Wortley[4] has the management of. It is useless your writing to Sir Henry[5] about my [p. 2] picture because unless I chose[6] to lend it, you would not[7] be able to have it, over these matters I reign supreme however when the pink[8] is returned, I will let you have the black & white[9] one, providing Mr S. Wortley [p. 3] is out of it. When I promised to lend you the picture I did not[10] say when[11] I would do so, therefore I have not broken any promise. As I hope we shall both live a great many years there is plenty of time to keep it.

With kind regards
Yours Sincerely

V B Meux

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1.  Valerie Meux
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more].

2.  not
Triple underlined.

3.  exhibition
2nd Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1892.

4.  Mr Stewart-Wortley
Archibald James Stuart-Wortley (1849-1905), painter, first President of the Society of Portrait Painters [more].

5.  Sir Henry
Sir Henry Bruce Meux (1857-1900), 3rd Baronet, brewer and patron [more].

6.  I chose
Triple underlined.

7.  not
Triple underlined.

8.  pink
Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229).

9.  black & white
Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228).

10.  not
Triple underlined.

11.  when
Triple underlined.