System Number: 06733
Date: [19 August 1895]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 249
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris.
My dear Nellie -
Suppose you were to pack up and send to me the little sketch of sky and tops of houses that hangs in the bedroom up stairs -
I could sign it and look at it and see if it may not be worth something in a proper frame -
I should think there might be some guineas in that - while we are waiting for the other -
That would be better than borrowing before Kennedy has got the Studio - We are going to [p. 2] a spring in Normandy - and will write you the address when we get there -
Are the Alan Coles at Boulogne?
Did Willie see my letter in the Pall Mall - Aug. 9th? -
The "Sea & Rain", that Aleco gave me £20 - or £30 for, is on sale at Goupils - price 300. guineas -
We are off this afternoon -
With love to both - Affectly
J McN Whistler.
You can send the picture here at once, as I shall be continually coming to town, to see about my work. -
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Mrs. William Whistler -
17. Wimpole Street
Cavendish Square -
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS-20 / 195 BD ST GERMAIN / [5E?] 19 / AOUT / 95
[postmark:] LONDON - W / V7 / AU 20 / 95
1. [19 August 1895]
Dated from the postmark.
2. Helen Whistler
Helen ('Nellie') Euphrosyne Whistler (1849-1917), née Ellen Ionides, JW's sister-in-law [more].
Green and Silver: The Devonshire Cottages (YMSM 266).
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].
The Artist's Studio (YMSM 62).
6. spring in Normandy
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne; Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], was suffering from cancer.
7. Alan Coles
Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], and Margaret ('Margie') Elizabeth Cole (b. ca 1860, m. 1879), née Clark, wife of Alan S. Cole [more].
William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].
9. Pall Mall Gazette
See Whistler, James McNeill, 'L'Influence du Jaune dans les Arts,' The Pall Mall Gazette, no. 9477, vol. 61, 9 August 1895, p. 2, and JW to Editor, 7 August , #10852.
10. Sea & Rain
Sea and Rain (YMSM 65).
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].