System Number: 08985
Date: [20 March 1863]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/46/6
Document Type: ALS
7A Queens Road West -
Dear Rose -
Many thanks for all that [you] have done and are so kindly doing for me - I shall only be too glad to see about what etchings I may have for exhibition by Thursday next - Tomorrow though I can't have the pleasure of dining with you, as I am finishing The White Girl for the Salon in Paris and it ought to go off on [p. 2] Monday - so that I should be painting at it until late in the evening - I would very much like you to see it before I send it - If you were by any chance in Rosetti's neighborhood tomorrow morning and could drop in and have a peep -
Shall I send the Brittany Sea piece to the 'Artists & Amateurs' or would it be too large?
1. [20 March 1863]
20 March 1863 was a Friday, and on the following Monday, 23 March, JW wrote to Fantin-Latour that he was about to bring Symphony in White, No. I: The White Girl (YMSM 38) to Paris for the Salon (#11456).
'5' is written in another hand in the top right corner.
i.e. the lease for 7 Lindsey Row.
Almost certainly etchings of the Thames, such as those published as A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames, 1871 (the 'Thames Set') (K.38-44, 46, 52, 66, 68, 71, 74-76, 95) (excat 4).
8. Brittany Sea piece to the 'Artists & Amateurs'
Probably The Coast of Brittany (YMSM 37), which had been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1862. In the end JW sent the even larger painting, Symphony in White, No. I: The White Girl (YMSM 38), to the Artists' and Amateurs' Conversazione, Willis's Rooms, London, 26 March 1863.