The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00541
Date: [1887/1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Joseph Williams Comyns Carr[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C42
Document Type: ALS[3]

'To Carr - re invitation G Gallery[4]'

Jo! -

Is this the way you play my dear Jo! Jo! -

For years have I served you! - Have I not been behind every door in the Gallery - and out upon the staircase - waiting always patiently [p. 2] for rehabilitation until the next years Salon? , for rehabilitation - And now you pass the pen of ingratitude through my name on the list of your Grosvenor Guests - fi donc[5]! -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [1887/1888?]
Dated by butterfly signature.

2.  Joseph Williams Comyns Carr
Joseph Williams Comyns Carr (1849-1916), art critic and theatre manager [more].

3.  ALS
This draft is in JW's hand, and although carefully signed, there is no record of it having been sent, nor of any reply.

4.  To Carr - re invitation G Gallery
Written by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. She seems to have taken charge of JW's filing system. 'G Gallery' means the Grosvenor Gallery, where JW exhibited frequently after its opening in 1876 until 1884.

5.  fi donc
Fr., fie!