The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04355
Date: [20 April/May 1889][1]
Author: Henry Oulevay[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler O20
Document Type: AL


Bravo! pour les Jurys[3], mon cher Whistler! et pour vous, avec l'expression de notre joie, toutes nos meilleurs amitiés -

Drouet[4] m'a donné de vos nouvelles il y a quelquetemps - vous veniez de partir pour Londres - j'irai un de ces matins à votre atelier pour, si vous êtes de retour, vous serrer bien cordialement la main -

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Bravo! for the juries, my dear Whistler! and for you, with the expression of our joy, all our best wishes -

Drouet gave me news of you some time ago - you had just left for London. One of these days I shall go to your studio to shake you, if you have returned, cordially by the hand.


1.  [20 April/May 1889]
Dated by the reference to JW's success (see below).

2.  Henry Oulevay
Henri Charles Oulevay (fl. 1865-1880), painter [more]. This is written on his visiting card.

3.  les Jurys
JW was awarded a gold medal for his paintings - Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56) and Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) - in Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.

4.  Drouet
Charles L. Drouet (1836-1908), sculptor and collector [more].