The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05214
Date: [September 1888?][1]
Author: James Rennell Rodd[2]
Place: [London?]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R114
Document Type: ALS

[embossed crest of lion and unicorn]

Telegram[3] just received. - Dont count on me much for Munich[4] for I expect, I'll have to go by Vienna & Trieste. But I am not sure yet. -


R. R.

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1.  [September 1888?]
Dated from reference to Munich (see note below) and JW to J. R. Rodd, #05347, #05348.

2.  James Rennell Rodd
James Rennell Rodd (1858-1941), 1st Baron Rennell, poet and diplomat [more]. Rodd was then third secretary at the British Embassy in Berlin. He was about depart for Athens but hoped to meet JW en route (#05215).

3.  Telegram

4.  Munich
JW had sent a large group of works to the 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888, which opened in July - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. Amongst the oils was Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242). He objected to being awarded a second-class medal by the exhibition committee, and there was a suggestion that he should go there to address the matter.