The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04078
Date: 17 February 1881
Author: John Everett Millais[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M348
Document Type: ALS


17 Feby 1881

Dear Whistler

I was so charmed with your Venice work[2] that I cannot resist writing you a line to say so -

They gave me real pleasure.

The gradations, tenderness, & lovely tints of Sunset, & sea quite delighted me

yrs sincerely

J E Millais

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1.  John Everett Millais
John Everett Millais (1829-1896), artist [more].

2.  Venice work
A reference to Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881, the second exhibition of JW's works from his sojourn in Venice from September 1879 to October 1880. Millais may have had a pastel like Salute - Sundown (M.809) in mind. The exhibition opened on 29 January 1881. JW's reply is at #09858.