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System Number: 01089
Date: 31 May 1879
Author: Henri Fantin-Latour[1]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F20
Document Type: ALS


Paris

31 Mai - 79

Mon cher Whistler

J'apprends ce qui t'arrive[2] j'espere que tu as mis de coté mon tableau du Salon des Refusées[3] [sic] de 1863 les esquisses et les dessins

Remets tous [sic] cela je te prie chez Madame Edwards[4] 26 Golden Square

Tout a toi

H. Fantin Latour

8 Rue des Beaux Arts


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Translation:

Paris

31 May - 79

My dear Whistler

I have heard what has happened to you I hope that you have put to one side my picture from the Salon des Refusées of 1863 the sketches and the drawings

Please pass them on to Mrs Edwards 26 Golden Square

Yours

H. Fantin Latour

8 Rue des Beaux Arts


Notes:

1.  Henri Fantin-Latour
Ignace-Henri-Jean-Théodore Fantin-Latour (1836-1904), artist [more].

2.  ce qui t'arrive
JW petitioned to be declared bankrupt in January and was declared 'insolvent' on 6 May 1879.

3.  tableau du Salon des Refusées
H. Fantin-Latour, La Féerie (FL.214), and H. Fantin-Latour, Portrait (FL.189) were exhibited in Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, gravure, lithographie et architecture, refusés par le Jury de 1863, et exposés, par décision de S. M. l'Empereur, au salon annexe, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1863, cat. nos. 158, 159. See Druick, Douglas and Michel Hoog, Fantin-Latour, Paris, 1982, cat no. 48. Twenty years earlier, Fantin and JW had been the closest of friends but their paths had diverged.

4.  Madame Edwards
Elizabeth Ruth Edwards (ca 1833 - d.1907), née Enscombe, wife of Edwin Edwards [more].