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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09268
Date: [24 March 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Theodore Child[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Call Number: George A. Lucas Collection Archives, Letters - James McNeill Whistler to Theodore Child no. 2
Document Type: ALS


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

Cher Monsieur Theoe [sic] -

What do you think of my last[3]? -

[butterfly signature]

Now I want you to do me a great favour -

[p. 2] I wish my portrait of Sarasate[4] entered in the catalogue of the Salon thusly:

"Arrangement en noir No. 9.
Portrait de Pablo de Sarasate" -

Cannot you have this attended to for me?

Perhaps through Durand - or by some other means known to yourself -

454. Fulham Road. -


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Envelope:

Monsieur
Monsieur Th. Child -
Aux soins de Mons. George Lucas
21. Rue de l'arc de Triomphe
Barrière de l'Etoile
Paris
France[5]
[postmark:] CHARING CROSS W. C. / 7 / MR 24 / 86
[postmark:] CALAIS À PARIS / 24 / MARS / 86
[postmark on verso:] PARIS - 74 / 7E 24 / MARS / 86 / R. BAYEN

[on verso:] BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.



Notes:

1.  [24 March 1886]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Theodore Child
Theodore Child (1846-1892), journalist and art critic [more].

3.  my last
A reference to JW's recent attack on Henry ('Arry') Quilter (1851-1907), advocate and art critic [more], in the press. On 17 February 1886, the news of Quilter's candidature for the Slade Professorship was taken up by the journalist Edmund Yates in his 'Atlas' column in the World (#11400) and he challenged JW to respond. JW responded with enthusiasm and sent two mocking letters to 'Atlas'. By some means, he acquired a copy of Quilter's testimonial (#05099), and quoted extracts of it to 'Atlas'. See also JW to E. Yates, #11401.

4.  portrait of Sarasate
Unfortunately Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315) was exhibited at the 104th exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1886, under the title 'Portrait' (cat. no. 2450), much to JW's annoyance. See Child's reply, #00607.

5.  France
Double underlined.