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System Number: 09245
Date: [20/27 January 1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Octave Maus[2]
Place: [Brussels]
Repository: Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
Call Number: Musées Royaux 5078
Document Type: ALs


Mon cher Monsieur Maus -

Ecrivez moi encore deux mots pour me dire si mes tableaux, eaux fortes et le reste sont bien arrivés[3] en bon état? -

Aussi si vous avez pu me faire arranger mon paneau[4] d'apres mon petit croquis? -

Enfin racontez moi sur tout ce qu'il y a d'interessant ce que vous avez le temps de me dire en deux mots - et n'oubliez pas [p. 2] de me faire savoir le jour de l'ouverture.[5]

Tout à vous

J McN. Whistler

Bien des choses à Dario[6] et à ces Messieurs charmants que j'ai eu le plaisir de voir à Paris -


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Translation:

My dear Mr Maus - Write me another note to tell me if my pictures, etchings and the rest have arrived in good condition?

Also whether you have been able to have my panel arranged according to my little sketch?

Lastly tell me about everything interesting which you have the time to tell me in two words - and do not forget [p. 2] to let me know the date of the opening.

Yours

J McN. Whistler

Kind regards to Dario and to those charming Gentlemen I had the pleasure of seeing in Paris -


Notes:

1.  [20/27 January 1888?]
This is a reply to a letter from O. Maus to JW, #05490; also dated from the exhibition catalogue (see note below)

2.  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 This letter must not be published in any form without the prior written consent of the owner.

3.  sont bien arrivés
This letter concerns [Exhibition], Société des XX (Vingts), Brussels, 1888. JW sent eight works to the exhibition, including four etchings, two oils and two pastels. The works included Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) and St.James's Place, Houndsditch (K.290).

4.  mon paneau
JW's letter to O. Maus included a sketch of the arrangement of his panel of works, including Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181) and Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169) (#09245).

5.  le jour de l'ouverture.
The exhibition opened on 1 February 1888.

6.  Dario
Dario de Regoyos y Valdes (1857-1913), painter [more].