The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04225
Date: [4 November / 30 December 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Royal Academy of Munich[2]
Place: [Munich]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M495
Document Type: ALd

Gentlemen -

I beg to acknowledge your most courteous letter, informing me of my election as Honorary Member of the Royal Academie of Münich. -

The honour done me by this august body, of one of the great Art Centres of Europe, is rendered, if possible, even more flattering from the distinguished signatures attached to the document containing (embodying) such expression of sympathy and regard.

Pray convey May I beg that you [p. 2] will convey to H. R. H. The Prince Luitpold, Regent of Bavaria[3] my grateful the respectful expression of my thanks and to my distinguished emminent [sic] confrères my high sense of the great distinction conferred upon me - together with the assurance of my warm interest in the      that their[4]

Together, with the assurance that their work in the future will be followed by my warmest interest will be given to

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1.  [4 November / 30 December 1888]
This is one (with #04226) of two drafts responding to a letter from the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts, 3 November 1888 (#04224).

2.  Royal Academy of Munich
JW had exhibited an important group of works at 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888.

3.  H. R. H. The Prince Luitpold, Regent of Bavaria
Karl Joseph Wilhelm Ludwig Luitpold (1821-1912), Prince Regent of Bavaria [more].

4.  that their ... will be given to
The remainder of the text is in the hand of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].