The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04178
Date: [7/21 March 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: George Moore[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M448
Document Type: ALdS

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Dear Expert! -

I suppose the "insinuation" of the super posed chalk, beneath which still might remain the valuable head, was due to your ingenious suggestion in your new character of "Expert!["]

I regret that you could not have been by when the inspired Counsel, on your own side read my letter to the N Y Herald[3] in reply to the Eden[4]'s Interview - It was received with immense appreciation - and as he came to you - "Pauvre Georges[5]"! was most touching! -

But you had all turned tail, and bolted the night before! - or the very same morning - for aught I know -

I shall always be glad see you with the greatest delight - looking upon you as the original means of bringing about one of my most completely joyful moments!

With compliments to "Sir Eden", and my assurances that he is begin[n]ing to be appreciated in Paris as thoroughly as he is understood in ParisLondon -


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1.  [7/21 March 1895]
Dated by the reference to JW's letter to the New York Herald, published on 5 March 1895, #08095.

2.  George Moore
George Moore (1852-1933), novelist and art critic [more].

3.  letter to the N Y Herald

4.  Eden
Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more].

5.  Pauvre Georges
Fr., poor George.