The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09113
Date: [9/12 June 1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Isabella Stewart Gardner[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mrs Gardner -

As I was able to be down town, I thought I might perhaps find you in, and take you and Mr Gardner[3] to my Exhibition[4] this afternoon - for it closes, I believe, on Saturday next -

However I have written a line ofon my card which I enclose - if you will present it at the door of Messrs Dowdeswell's Gallery - [p. 2] No— 133. New Bond Street, they will have great pleasure in showing you, what there is -

I shall be delighted also to receive you in my studio. 13. Tite Street

Can you come there tomorrow at 4 o'clock? A line by tonights post would quite be in time to let me know -

Sincerely Yours

J. McNeill Whistler

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1.  [9/12 June 1884]
Dated from exhibition reference and address.

2.  Isabella Stewart Gardner
Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924), née Stewart, collector [more]. She later owned works such as Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 152) and Blue and Orange: Sweet Shop (YMSM 263).

3.  Mr Gardner
John ('Jack') Lowell Gardner (1837-1898), collector [more].

4.  Exhibition
JW's exhibition, 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884, opened on 17 May 1884. The works included 61 oils, watercolours and pastels, and a catalogue designed by JW.