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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06614
Date: [4 April 1892][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W608
Document Type: W


[telegraph form:]

[postmark:] BOURSE / PARIS / - 4 AVRIL 92

+ DOVE AND RAVEN RETURN TO ARK[3] TONIGHT[.] HITCHCOCK[4] FURIOUS DROPPED EXHIBITION[.] POTTER[5] CLIMBED DOWN PAYS RICHARDS[6] EVERY THING

SPLENDID EXHIBITION CRAMMED LUCK =

[p. 2] WHISTLER 33 RUE DE TOURNON PARIS


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Notes:

1.  4 April 1892
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. JW called her his 'Luck'.

3.  ARK
A reference to the story of Noah and the Flood: the dove and the raven returned to the Ark because they could not find land. She may be calling herself and her sister Ethel, the dove and raven, returning to Paris.

4.  HITCHCOCK
George Hitchcock (1850-1913), painter and illustrator [more]. He abandoned his exhibition in the face of JW's show, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

5.  POTTER
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more], owner of Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41) and Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52). See his letter to JW, 4 April 1892, #05006.

6.  RICHARDS
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].