2 Lindsey Row
by Old Battersea bridge
Dear Grapel -
May I change the day and ask you and l'ami Foulogne [sic] to come and dine here with me on Monday or Wednesday next - at 7? - Tuesday and Thursday I am engaged - but I would like you to choose any other day next week if those I name are already taken -
Will you come by about [p. 2] six - and a 'cocktail' will give us an appetite while looking over the sketches and so on in the Studio - I should be much pleased if Mr Creswick will come with you -
You see my dear Grapel that my Mother exerts her influence over me, and Sundays are "difficile" -
Ever Yours sincerely
J. A. McN. Whistler.
3. l'ami Foulogne
Alfred-Charles Foulongne or Foulogne (1821-1897), landscape and genre painter [more]. It is possible that JW's friendship with Foulongne dates back to student days, since Foulongne was at the Académie Gleyre shortly before JW. He is referred to in similar terms in #01792.
5. Mr Creswick
Creswick, probably a collector.