The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03730
Date: 24 February 1885
Author: Peter Macnab[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M64
Document Type: ALS

219 Maida Vale.

24 Feb / 85

Dear Mr Whistler,

Pray accept my Congratulations on your great success[2] on Friday Evening -

No speech of Disraeli's[3] ever sparkled with more profusion of epigrammatic phrase, while the earnest & poetic under-current that ran through the whole address gave token of depth as well as gleam -

Sincerely Yours

P Macnab.

[p. 2][4] ' "Ten O'clock"
McNab. [sic] '

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1.  Peter Macnab
Peter Macnab (d. 1900), landscape and rustic genre painter [more].

2.  success
A reference to JW's 'Ten O'Clock Lecture,' his major public statement of his aesthetic ideas. He delivered the lecture for the first time on Friday, 20 February 1885 at the Prince's Hall, Piccadilly. A version of the text of the lecture may be found at #06791.

3.  Disraeli's
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1882), Prime Minister of Great Britain [more].

4.  [p. 2]
The writing on page two is in pencil in JW's hand.