System Number: 07564
Author: Mary Carlyle Aitken
Repository: Glasgow Museums, Glasgow
Document Type: ALS
[engraving of an owl on a branch]
5 Cheyne Row
Dear Mr. Whistler,
I write this little note out of a good spirit to tell you that even my Uncle is beginning to be impressed with the portrait; he remarked to me when he returned from his last sitting "that he really couldn't help [p. 2] observing that it was going to be very like him, and that there was a certain massive originality about the whole thing, which was rather impressive! - "
Will you please give my love to Mrs. Whistler, whom I hope to see very soon.
I am, with kind regards,
Yours very sincerely
Mary Carlyle Aitken
[p. 3] I know how busy you are so please dont for a moment think of writing in answer to this. /
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Dated from a reference to sittings for Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).
2. Mary Carlyle Aitken
Mary Carlyle (1848-1895), née Aitken, niece of Thomas Carlyle [more].
There is another letter from Mary Aitken to JW at #07563.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), historian and philosopher [more]. He was posing for Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).
5. Mrs Whistler
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more].