The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09314
Date: [August/December 1888?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: May Morris[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLc[3]

Another reason for the pink on Mr Menpes[4] house -

With compliments, and without reproach to the charming

"Flower o' May"

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [August/December 1888?]
Dated from reference to Menpes' house (see note below).

2.  May Morris
Mary ('May') Morris (1862-1938), designer and embroiderer [more].

3.  Mr Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more]. This probably relates to JW's recent spat with Menpes over the decoration of Menpes' house in Fulham (see JW to E. Yates, #07121, #11434 and JW to M. Morris, #08089; see also Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892, pp. 230-35).

4.  PLc
Sale catalogue entry, published in Christie's sale catalogue, 22 October 1980, lot 221.