System Number: 03365
Date: 9 February 
Recipient: Thomas Robert Way
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 120
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.
Feb - 9 -
My dear Tom -
A line in great haste to say that I am sending you today a new drawing of the Luxembourg Gardens - "Les bonnes du Luxembourg" - Put it on stone directly, while still fresh - it was drawn yesterday - It ought to come out beautifully - and as there is no stump work in it, it ought to give a good transfer also - in which case Thomson might have the use of the transfer for his Art Journal -
I should like you to send me as soon as you can, 10 proofs - The drawing is very light in parts - it [is] [p. 2] done with the German chalk your Father first wished me to use - and so I hope will roll up perfectly not withstanding its lightness -
Meanwhile whatever proofs you have, I hope [you] will send me directly - and I trust that among them are some of the three Luxembourgs -
I am quite distracted with work - and rather worried -
With kindest regards
J. McN. Whistler.
Thomas Way Junr.
21. Wellington Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS / 20 / BD ST GERMAIN / 6E 9 / FEVR / 94
[postmark:] LONDON / C. X. / BA / FE 10 / 94
1. 9 February 
Dated from the postmark.
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 92, no. 81. '94' is inscribed in pencil, in another hand, on p. 1 immediately after the date written by JW.