System Number: 06729
Date: [25 February 1894?]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W723
Document Type: TLc
110 Rue du Bac, Paris
My dear Nellie
The lithographs and the "Forge" have come all right - and many thanks - It is not a fine proof after all - and for that reason doubtless was not much contested.
I don't suppose that it will be a loss though - Perhaps I may get £15 for it - so that's all right.
When I get off the one to Potter you shall see that too.
Letter to Madame Albert Reveilion
"My dear Julia - Accept my felicitations! -
You have done well - though Mr. Thomson - of Goupils tells me you might have done better.
But then he doesn't know how courageous you have been - He has no idea - as yet - that the picture, over which you bargained, and haggled, and which you finally sent to public auction, was a gift from my Mother to your own!
Comment, it seems to me, is for once, curiously superfluous - but I may congratulate you upon having so completely freed yourself from ridiculous and conventional theories that hinder the less daring, and frequently prevent their turning into money - however [p. 2] mean the sum - heirlooms & family follies of that kind!
J. McNeill Whistler."
Mind you write us a line to tell me that the address was all right - for I have mislaid your letter -
With love from both
Typescript copy with pencil insertions in an unknown hand at the top of the sheet, including the date and '41a' and '41b.'