The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09329
Date: 7 August [1902][1]
Author: JW
Place: The Hague
Recipient: James Nichol Dunn[2]
Place: London
Repository: Published
Document Type: PWc[3]

The Hague, August 7, 7.16 p.m.

Perfect! A bijou! A little masterpiece most delightful to me. The gracious thing said, glistening in the daintiness of the saying of it. Never has amende become by its courtliness more like knightly favour! On[4] n'est plus grand seigneur!


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1.  7 August [1902]
Year date from date of publication.

2.  James Nichol Dunn
James Nicol Dunn (1856-1919), editor of the Morning Post from 1897-1905 [more].

3.  W
On 3 August, JW wrote to the Morning Post from The Hague to contradict the tone of a report on his recent serious illness. The Post immediately published his letter (Whistler, James McNeill, 'Latest Bulletin From Mr. Whistler,' The Morning Post, 6 August 1902, GM B.95; #09458). This note is JW's telegraphed response, which Dunn also decided to publish (see Whistler, James McNeill, [Telegram From the Hague], The Morning Post, 8 August 1902, GM B.96). Also published under the heading 'Encore, Mr. Whistler' in St James's Gazette, 8 August 1902. The original telegram is untraced.

4.  On
Fr. (as corrected with insertion of 'pas': see JW to Dunn, 8 August 1902, #07893), It could not have been done more graciously.