System Number: 03216
Date: [14 June 1893]
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 231
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
110. Rue du Bac - Paris -
Dear Mr Reid -
Enclosed I send a line just received from Mr Heinemann - His description of the pictures is reckless as you will see from the fact of his mixing up Lady Meux! with the lot - still I thought you might know if there is any foundation for his report of the state of the frames? [p. 2] Apparently the pictures are devilish well hung - anyhow! - so thats all right -
I shall write to Mr Ives - and you might make some enquiry as to the care taken of works of Art loaned to the place!
They must be responsible - Were the frames all right when they left? And the varnishing? -
Upon the whole I fancy Heinemanns account rather a wild one -
You had better send me back his letter - I shall send it on to Ives -
When do [you] come over? - not yet awhile? -
J McN Whistler
Alexander Reid - Esq
227. West George Street
[postmark:] PARIS-20 / 195 BD ST GERMAIN / 5E 14 / JUIN / 93
[postmark on verso:] GLASGOW / 159 / 12 [...] / JU 15 / 93
1. [14 June 1893]
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