Documents associated with: Blum, Robert Frederick
Record 2 of 5
System Number: 04613
Date: 28 June 1886
Author: Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P253
Document Type: ALS
I am engaged to be married. My young woman is really (raptures aside) very charming: & only just seventeen!
Indeed, I am often tempted to believe that the poor little thing's extreme youth is, in a great measure, responsible for this rash conduct on her part.
I am marrying simply because I cannot [p. 2] help it. You may laugh as much as you please, but I am head-over-everything in love, & cannot get on without my small sweetheart. That is a plain statement of the case.
Tell the boys for me.
The young ladie's name is, Caroline de Wolf Theobald, & I hope to show her to you some day. At present I am instilling a wholesome respect for your works into her childish mind, which will tell when we meet.
As ever yours.
7 East Eager St. Baltimore
June 28th '86.
2. the boys
Other student artists and followers that JW met in Venice, known as 'Duveneck's Boys' after their teacher Frank Duveneck (1848-1919), painter, etcher and art teacher [more]. Pennington may have been thinking of artists such as Robert Frederick Blum (1857-1903), artist [more], Otto Henry Bacher (1856-1909), book illustrator and etcher [more] and George Edward Hopkins (1855- after 1923), artist and printmaker [more].