Dear Miss Bate -
You might bring the last papers, about "low tone", with you - in case they were wanted in London -
The man came for the pictures all right - and I am greatly obliged to you -
With many thanks
J. McNeill Whistler
[p. 2] Mademoiselle Bate -
9. Rue des Fourneaux -
Escalier G. -
[stamp:] REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 50 / TELEGRAPHE
[postmark:] PARIS [80?] / R. DU BAC / 1E 6 / MAI / 99
1. 6 May 1899
Dated from the postmark.
A 'petit bleu', the Paris 'carte pneumatique'.
3. last papers
JW wrote fair copies of his Propositions and had lithographic copies made to be hung on the walls of the Académie Carmen, the Paris atelier operated by Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more], from 1898-1901. Proposition No. 2 includes his statement that flesh was actually 'low in tone' (see #06826).
Possibly for the 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.