The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09350
Date: 22 May [1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Dighton Macnaghten Probyn[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: ALS[3]

My dear Sir Dighton -

I fear that my hand writing will represent to you ceaseless importunity! -

Still I am anxious to thank you for your letter, and to say that when the Prince[4] does find the occasion [p. 2] to go to the Exhibition, you will let Mr. Bryant[5] communicate directly with the Vice President,

Mr. John Lavery[6] -
International Society of Sculptors, Painters & Gravers
Princes Club
Knightsbridge -

And again with many thanks

Believe me dear Sir Dighton
Very Sincerely Yrs

J. McNeill Whistler

110. Rue du Bac.

May 22.

[p. 3][7] '8 File 29928.
22 May 1898.
J. M. Whistler.
Mr Lavery to be communicated with when P.of W. can visit the Exhibition.'

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1.  22 May [1898]
Year dated by W. D. Probyn. This letter belongs to a sequence between JW and Probyn (Probyn to JW, #05055, #05056, and JW to Probyn, #09349, #09351, #09517).

2.  Dighton Macnaghten Probyn
Sir Dighton Macnaghten Probyn (1833-1924), Secretary to the Prince of Wales [more].

3.  ALS
Facsimile letter published in a sale catalogue, Christie's, 9 December 1987 (lot 388). Written on deep bordered mourning paper.

4.  Prince
Albert Edward Saxe-Coburg (1841-1910), H.R.H. The Prince of Wales [more]. JW wished the Prince to open the Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1898, the first exhibition organised by the newly formed society. It opened at the Prince's Skating Rink, Knightsbridge in May 1898.

5.  Mr. Bryant
Bryant, possibly an attendant on the Prince of Wales.

6.  Mr. John Lavery
John Lavery (1856-1941), painter [more].

7.  [p. 3]
Note '8 File 29928. ... Exhibition' is written in Probyn's hand.