The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09488
Date: 20 May [1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: George Washington Vanderbilt[2]
Place: [London]
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[3] -
Very Sincerely Yrs

J McNeill Whistler

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1.  20 May [1897]
This is a reply to G. Vanderbilt's letter to JW, 18 May 1897, #05914.

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).

3.  Sturgess
Jonathan Sturges (1864-1911), author and translator [more].