System Number: 08443
Date: [October 1897]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Thomson -
The Art Journal in question has at last arrived - and upon the whole I will take the occasion to forgive you! -
Why you must acknowledge that the reproductions of most the paintings are of the very poorest order [p. 2] in short .. vile! -
You have had such good ones before. Why miss it in this Jubilee time?
1. [October 1897]
Although a note at the foot of the letter reads 'Recd. 22/3/00', the reference to the Jubilee and an article indicate a date of 1897, and this is confirmed by the reference to the sale of a picture (see below).
'92C' is written in another hand in red ink at top left, and '204' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1. The paper has a deep mourning border.
4. Art Journal
Thomson, David Croal, 'New Pictures by Mr. Whistler,' Art Journal, vol. 59, January 1897, pp. 10-13.
Double underlined. It was the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria's reign.
8. Recd. 22/3/00
Written in another hand in the bottom right corner. This must be a mistake, possibly based on an envelope that does not in fact belong to this letter.