System Number: 09488
Date: 20 May 
Recipient: George Washington Vanderbilt
Repository: The Biltmore Company, Ashville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. Paris -
May 20 -
Dear Mr Vanderbilt -
I think I may frankly say that I would not ask for a more sympathetic subject than yourself, and therefore am greatly pleased at the prospect of painting your portrait -
I expect to return shortly to London - [p. 2] and will let you know directly I have got back to my studio -
With kindest regards to yourself & Sturgess -
Very Sincerely Yrs
J McNeill Whistler
2. George Washington Vanderbilt
George Washington Vanderbilt (1862-1914), collector [more]. The portrait is Portrait of George W. Vanderbilt (YMSM 481); see also Portrait of George Vanderbilt (M.1505).