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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09302
Date: 30 May [1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Roger Marx[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS[3]


110. Rue du Bac -

Cher Monsieur -

Me feriez vous le grand plaisir de diner avec moi içi - un jour de la semaine - demain ou jeudi, si, par bonne fortune pour moi, vous n'êtes pas pris? -

Je tacherai d'avoir Duret[4] - qui est d'avis que certaines choses dont [p. 2] nous avons parlé, puissent vous interesser - la sympathie flatteuse - et puissante - que vous m'avez toujours témoigné, me le fait esperer aussi! -

Veuillez recevoir, cher Monsieur, l'expression de mes sentiments les plus distingués

J. McNeill Whistler

Mardi le 30. Mai


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Translation:

Dear Sir,

Would you give me great pleasure by dining with me here – one weekday – tomorrow or Thursday, if, to my good fortune, you are not busy? –

I will try to have Duret present– he is of the opinion that certain things we have discussed, could interest you – the flattering and overwhelming kindness – you have always shown me, make me hope for this too! –

Please accept, dear Sir, the expression of my most distinguished sentiments

J. McNeill Whistler


Notes:

1.  30 May [1899]
Dated from the almanac .

2.  Roger Marx
Roger Marx (1859-1913), civil servant, art critic, journalist and collector [more].

3.  ALS
There is a mourning border on p. 1. This letter was exhibited in James McNeill Whistler, peintre et graveur 1834-1903: Prélude A Whistler, Centre Culturel Américain, Paris, 1961 (cat. no. 69).

4.  Duret
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more].