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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09234
Date: 10 December 1883
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Octave Maus[1]
Place: [Brussels]
Repository: Archives de l'Art Contemporain en Belgique, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles
Call Number: Fonds Vander Linden, archives Octave Maus, 4643
Document Type: ALS


Monsieur -

Je suis bien sensible à l'honneur que vous me faites, en m'invitant à vous envoyer de ma peinture pour votre Exposition[2] -

Ayez la bonté de me faire savoir quel est l'espace que j'aurai a ma disposition - pour que je puisse calculer le nombre et la grandeur des tableaux que je devrais vous expedier -

Aussi voudrais-je vous envoyer mes Eaux fortes -

[p. 2] En attendant votre aimable réponse,

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur,
l'expression de mes sentiments les plus distingués -

J. McNeill Whistler

13 Tite Street. Chelsea
London.

le 10. Decbre
1883


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Translation:

Dear Sir -

I am keenly aware of the honour you do me in inviting me to send paintings of mine for your Exhibition -

It would be kind of you to let me know what amount of space I shall have available - so that I can calculate the number and size of the pictures that I should send you -

I should also like to send you my etchings -

Awaiting your kind reply,

I am, Yours most faithfully -

J. McNeill Whistler


Notes:

1.  Octave Maus
Octave Maus (1856-1919), advocate, writer and art critic [more]. This letter must not be published in any form without the prior written consent of the owner.

2.  Exposition
[Exposition], Société des XX (Vingts), Brussels, 1884. JW sent four oils, including Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129) and three etchings from A Set of twenty-six etchings of Venice, 1886 (the second 'Venice set') (K.196-216, 233-237). (excat 6). See also the list of works, #07910.