The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07423
Date: 23 September [1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Thomas Way[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1411
Document Type: ALS[3]

[postcard:] 110. Rue du Bac - Paris -

Sept. 23. '1894[4]'

I am sending you two more drawings - because I can't help it! - and I do hope they will turn out all right - I would get them on the stones at once in all their freshness - They were done last night - I rely on their simplicity for their success - I send also some more paper - very lovely old Dutch & I think just a pretty size - We will call No. 1 "La Robe Rouge[5]" - I rather want to see how this colour is conveyed! you will think me quite crazy! - No. 2. "La Dormeuse[6]" Do write at once to say arrived safely - By the way you might print me another ten of the "Forge du Passage du Dragon[7]" -

[butterfly signature]

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Monsieur Thomas Way -
21. Wellington Street
[printed stamp:] POSTE / 10 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 7E 23 / SEPT / 94


1.  23 September [1894]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Thomas Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].

3.  ALS
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 122, no. 121. The letter is written in red ink.

4.  1894
Added by another hand in pencil. The same hand has written '14' faintly in the right margin.

5.  La Robe Rouge
La Robe rouge (C.107).

6.  La Dormeuse
La Belle Dame endormie (C.108). 'Do write ...' to the end, is written in the left margin, at right angles to the main text.

7.  Forge du Passage du Dragon
The Forge, Passage du Dragon (C.102).