The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07973
Date: [May/June 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Charles Holmes[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/4/1
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr. Holmes -

All right - you may reproduce "the Piano"[3], on condition:-

1st. that of course it be only for the edition of the Studio - 2nd that you give me the negative - 3rd. that you take at the same time the head called "La Petite Souris[4]" - and that proof be immediately submitted to me -

[p. 2] 4th. that, if I am pleased, the reproduction of the ["]Petite Souris" be put in appear in same article, under same conditions - as "Piano" - The negative being also handed over to me -

It is also clear that in this I have some special intention - (which I suppose you will not be displeased to hear) Wherefore I have written[5] to Mr. Sauter saying that I should like to see his article as it goes on - so that I might perhaps "suggest" - or otherwise - All of which again I suppose might not be unpleasing to you - I have recommended that this be not talked about -

You might write to me here -

Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

110. Rue du Bac -

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1.  [May/June 1898]
Dated from a related letter, from JW to G. Sauter, #05652.

2.  Charles Holmes
Charles Holme (1848-1923), founding editor of The Studio from 1893-1922 [more]. Holmes was about to publish a review of the Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1898 (Sauter, George, 'The International Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers,' Studio, vol. XIV, no. 64, July 1898, pp. 109-20).

3.  the Piano
At the Piano (YMSM 24), reproduced on p. 115 of Sauter's article.

4.  La Petite Souris
Grey and Silver: La Petite Souris (YMSM 502), reproduced on p. 111 of Sauter's article.

5.  written
See #05652.