Documents associated with: Cowan, Sophy
Record 2 of 22
System Number: 09019
Date: [July/August 1893/1894]
Recipient: John James Cowan
Repository: Winterthur Library, Winterthur, DE
Call Number: Museum Archives, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, No 63x73 #1620
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris -
My dear Mr Cowan -
I meant to answer your most kind and charming letter, containing cheque for £30, - directly it came the other day - but I was in the throes of painting! - and so you see it was put off -
Would you believe it - I was led again into the picture of a man with his trunk packed! and anxious to be off! - [p. 2] Weak of me - wasn't it! -
Never again! - Also this time he couldn't wait for the work to dry - so there was no use! -
We are gasping for the salt air - and shall probably be off directly somewhere -
Lots of rows been going on in Paris as you have doubtless heard - but I was kept by my hurried man in the studio all the while! and so saw nothing of it all - for here in this old fauburg of Priest and "Aristos" there was of course nothing but order and good conduct!
The Arrangement in Grey & Green still behaves well - and has been seen with much appreciation & great admiration by a very choice few! - otherwise it is having a good time drying! -
Always sincerely Yours
J McN. Whistler
1. [July/August 1893/1894]
Dated by reference to portraits (see below).
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more], who had been posing for Portrait of E. G. Kennedy (1) (YMSM 403), and Portrait of E. G. Kennedy (2) (YMSM 404), in the summer of 1893.
5. faubourg of Priest
There was a monastery backing onto the garden at 110 Rue du Bac.
9. bien des choses distinguées
Fr., many nice things.