The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 01642
Date: 4 December [1892][1]
Author: Isabella Stewart Gardner[2]
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G8
Document Type: ALS

Decr 4 -

Dear Mr. Whistler

What bad luck, & what good luck!

The first that I should lose your visits (yours & Madame's[3]) this afternoon -

The second that I become possessor [p. 2] of the "Vers et Prose" with that wonderful portrait[4]! How kind of you - I am wholly as grateful & appreciative as you are charming to me -

When can we find you? I want to bring you the cheque & get my picture[5] - Both have to be signed, you know!

Si[ncerel]y yours

Isabella S. Gardner

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1.  4 December [1892]
Dated by reference to 'picture' (see below).

2.  Isabella Stewart Gardner
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more].

3.  Madame's
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

4.  portrait
Stéphane Mallarmé (C.60), the frontispiece to Mallarmé, Stéphane, Vers et Prose; Morceaux Choisis ... [par] Stéphane Mallarmé, Paris, 1893.

5.  picture
Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64).