System Number: 03197
Date: [4 August 1899]
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 41
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Freer -
A line only to acknowledge your very delightful letter - of which I hope next week to talk to you -
And to wonder if you have seen the Bognor at Liverpool? -
I am having sent to you [p. 2] a photogravure they have just done of the little Lady Sophie - to keep her in your mind, in case she remain with me for another couple of Steamers! -
I am much better again and were it not for the doctor's injunctions would run over to London directly -
However by tuesday [p. 3] next - or Wednesday morning I hope to see you -
In great haste
Very Sincerely Yrs
J. McNeill Whistler.
Have you had the book?
1. Pierrot [tick] [tick]
The Dyers Long House [tick] (The Dyers) X
3. Zaandam [tick] X
4. Steps Amsterdam - X
5. The Mill - X
6. The Square [tick] House - X
7. The Dance House. [tick] NocturneX
8. The balcony - [tick] Amsterdam X
9. The Little drawbridge [tick] X
10. The Bridge [tick] X
Charles L. Freer. Esq
the Carlton Hotel
[stamp:] [POSTE] / [...] / [REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE]
[postmark:] [DIEPPE] / SEINE INFRE / [11?] 4 / AOUT / 99
[postmark on verso:] LONDON S. W. / 34 / [...] A.M. / AU 5 / 99
1. [4 August 1899]
Dated from postmark.
This letter was published in Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, no. 38, pp. 125-26. The stationary has a deep mourning border.
6. Lady Sophie
Rose and Gold: The Little Lady Sophie of Soho (YMSM 504), reproduced in the catalogue of 2nd Exhibition, Pictures, Drawings, Prints and Sculptures, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1899.
Whistler, James McNeill, Eden versus Whistler: The Baronet and the Butterfly. A Valentine with a Verdict, Paris and New York, 1899 [GM, A.24].
Works listed are: Pierrot (K.407); Long House - Dyer's - Amsterdam (K.406); Zaandam (K.416); Steps, Amsterdam (K.403); The Mill (K.413); Square House, Amsterdam (K.404); Nocturne: Dance House (K.408); Balcony, Amsterdam (K.405); Little Drawbridge, Amsterdam (K.412); and Bridge, Amsterdam (K.409).