41, PARK LANE. W.
Dear Mr Whistler
Having had a large quantity of fruit sent from Theobalds I send you a portion of it, please do not [p. 2] thank me as I have not been unselfish in sending it to you[.] I was delighted to see you this afternoon and regret I am not in
n the mood to be painted as [p. 3] a Spanish female of the 15th Century
Yours in Truth
V B Meux
21 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea S W
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON-W / 7 / SP22 / 91 / 61
[postmark on verso:] LONDON S. W. / A M / SP22 / 91
[on verso flap:] 41, PARK LANE. W.
1. [22 September 1891]
Dated from postmark.
The address is printed in white, the paper and envelope are blue and the envelope has been torn into four pieces.
The Meux's palatial country house.
'not' and '15th' are triple underlined.
6. 15th Century
She had posed, several years earlier, in contemporary dress for three portraits (YMSM 228-230) including Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229). Although it is clear various possibilities were discussed, she did not pose for JW again.