The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09415
Date: [October/November 1871][1]
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: MsLc[3]

Such a picture as you have now finished of your Mother[4] must make you happy for life and ought to do good to the times we are living in.

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1.  [October/November 1871]
Dated from reference to JW's portrait of his mother, which was started in August and completed by November 1871 (see below).

2.  Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), artist and poet [more]. Rossetti's original letter has not been located.

3.  MsLc
This excerpt was quoted by A. M. Whistler when, in a letter to her sister, C. J. Palmer, on 4 November 1871 she described posing for her portrait (#11842). This quotation was published in the Scarsdale Enquirer, 13 July 1934.

4.  Mother
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more], who posed for his most famous painting, Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).