System Number: 08495
Date: [27 June 1898]
Recipient: William Heinemann
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS
'[June 27, 1898]'
I want you to send me the Athenaeum of this last week - the one you had yesterday - and also the one of the week before -
How did you get over? There will [p. 2] call upon you Mr William Scott - he asked me to give him a card to you - and says he met you before with me - He has done etchings and lithographs and has some book with architectural drawings probably Italian - I dont know - Let him show it to you and do exactly as you like - I don't really know anything about it - But you can ask Pennell - for he wished for a card to him also,
& I have given him one -
It has just rained & rained! - I am awfully down - and ready now to believe all the tremendous "scares" you were trying to shake into me yesterday afternoon about the ruin any defence against the Baronet must entail!!
'The Philosopher' came out very badly - and had better be dropped out altogether - The Piano I didn't [p. 3] care much about - but it will do I daresay for reproduction - By the way tell him that I have a horror of all blue and violet and green reproduction. Let them all be of a certain warm brown to black.
Of "The Princesse:" you know, there is a full length photograph and [sic] the mantel shelf in the dining-room -
I will lend him that for reproduction if he likes, or he may make a new one -
I expect him to send me beautiful proofs of each of these - and afterwards he should give me the negatives as I at first said -
William Heinemann - Esq
21. Bedford Street -
[stamp:] REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 7E 27 / JUIN / 98
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. C. / 9.15 AM / JU 28 / 98
1. [27 June 1898]
Dated from the postmark. The date '[June 27, 1898]' is also inserted in another hand at the top of p. 1.
Written on mourning stationery.
11. The Princesse:
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50). The photographs were probably those intended for an article that appeared in the Art Journal (see #08437). 'La Princesse' and the 'Rosa Corder' portrait were amongst the works reproduced. See Dartmouth, Thomas, 'International Art at Knightsbridge,' Art Journal, August 1898, pp. 248-53.