The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00455
Date: [1887/1900][1]
Author: Edward Burne-Jones[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B235
Document Type: ALS


My dear Whistler,

do you by any chance know the address of Lillie Pettigrew[3], who has left me stranded in the middle of work & disappeared, for which if there were justice in England she should be boiled alive - do, if you know it pencil her address inside the enclosed envelope

& earn the gratitude
of yours truly

E Burne-Jones

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1.  [1887/1900]
Dated by JW's known association with the Pettigrews (see below).

2.  Edward Burne-Jones
Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), painter and designer [more]. JW had been offended when Burne-Jones appeared as a witness for Ruskin at the Whistler v. Ruskin trial in 1878, so the friendly tone of this letter comes as rather a surprise.

3.  Lillie Pettigrew
Lilian ('Lily') Pettigrew (b. 1870), artists' model [more]. She was posing to JW by 1887 (see JW's lists of his etchings, August 1887, #13233, and 21 September 1887, #12716). The names and addresses of both Rose and Lillie Pettigrew appear in JW's notebook (#13241).