The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06942
Date: 24 November [1877][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [none]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W931
Document Type: ADS[2]

Nov. 24.

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Potage[3] aux tomates -
   Pigeons en compotes
    x  Boeuf braisé Provencale
          Mince Pies -

Café -

[p. 2][4] 'Vin Ordinaire - 1. Doz. 12/-
Champg. @ 42/-'

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1.  24 November [1877]
A. S. Cole recorded in his diary for 24 November 1877, 'Went to Whistler's, met Sir Garnet Wolseley. Whistler etched him - got two first proofs, second one touched, 42s. Met Pellegrini and Godwin' Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Life of James McNeill Whistler, 2 vols, London and Philadelphia, 1908, I, p. 195. The etching referred to was Lord Wolseley (K.164). The guests were Alan Summerly Cole (1846-1934), textile expert and museum official [more], Edward William Godwin (1833-1886), architect and designer [more], Carlo Pellegrini (1839-1889), alias 'Ape', cartoonist for Vanity Fair, designer and lithographer [more], and Garnet Joseph Wolseley (1833-1913), 1st Viscount Wolseley, army officer [more].

2.  ADS
#06941 and #06942 are two halves of the same sheet.

3.  Potage
The menu, written in French, consisted of tomato soup, stewed pigeon, braised beef 'Provencale' (a slow cooking, wine-based stew including vegetables, tomatoes and olives), mince pies and coffee.

4.  [p. 2]
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