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System Number: 04145
Date: [June 1891?][1]
Author: Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac[2]
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M415
Document Type: ALS[3]


Nota Bene sine quo [sic] non.[4]
Les nom, appellation
définition et titre
Du Bat[5] incognito
ne sont autres que
Monsieur

M. F. Robert.


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Translation:

Note Well essential
The name, appellation
definition and title
of the incognito Bat
are none other than
Monsieur
M. F. Robert.


Notes:

1.  [June 1891?]
This may have accompanied the gift mentioned in #03253.

2.  Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac
Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac (1855-1921), Symbolist writer and poet, and collector [more].

3.  ALS
Published in Newton, Joy, La Chauve-Souris et le Papillon. Correspondance Montesquiou-Whistler, Glasgow, 1990, no. 37, p. 84, note 2.

4.  Nota Bene sine quo non.
Double underlined.

5.  Bat
Just as JW adopted the butterfly for his monogram, Montesquiou adopted the Bat as his symbol.