The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08157
Date: [29 April 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Herbert Vivian[2]
Place: Emsworth
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris

My dear Vivian -

I have seen the Realm[3] - and it seems to me that they have all the same picked at the "Interview[4]", and in a way knocked the bottom out of it in a way - For instance I am sure that I did not say about the cheque "If I had not kept it there would have been no opportunity of stating my views." Stating my views, is very flat - I don't remember, but there must have been something there much more telling and much sharper than that! [p. 2] I suppose the Editor was afraid - and cut it out! -

How was it really?

What news have you? - You might write a line and tell me -

Very sincerely yours

J McN Whistler

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Herbert Vivian. Esq
Stoughton Vicarage -
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 29 AVRIL 95


1.  [29 April 1895]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Herbert Vivian
Herbert Vivian (1865-1940), author, editor of The Whirlwind [more].

3.  Realm
The 58 issues of The Realm were published between 16 November 1894 - 20 December 1895.

4.  Interview
Possibly an interview with JW first published in the Manchester Guardian (see #09495). Under discussion was the lawsuit brought by Sir William Eden (1849-1915), painter and collector [more], against JW, for the disputed possession of Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden (YMSM 408).