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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08595
Date: [6 December 1885][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Walter Dowdeswell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Rare Books and Manuscripts Division
Document Type: ALS


Dear Walter -

I find upon opening the case from abroad that instead of the picture of Lady Archibald Campbell[3], it contained the Sarasate[4]! - So we had better wait a day or two for the arrival of the first - and I will not expect the photographer tomorrow -

Always

J McN Whistler

Sunday night


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Envelope:

Immediate[5]

Walter Dowdeswell Esq
Brantwood House -
Macaulay Road
Clapham Common -
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON / S7 / DE 6 / 85


Notes:

1.  [6 December 1885]
Dated from postmark, and from reference to 'Sunday night', which was the 6 December in 1885.

2.  Walter Dowdeswell
Walter Dowdeswell (1858-1929), art dealer [more].

3.  Lady Archibald Campbell
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) had been sent to Paris for the 103rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1885 (cat. no. 2459).

4.  Sarasate
Although JW's portrait, Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315), was not exhibited abroad in 1885, it was shown at the 62nd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885 (cat. no. 350) which ran from March to August 1885.

5.  Immediate
Double underlined.