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System Number: 09645
Date: [July 1883/April 1885?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London?]
Recipient: Théodore Duret[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Call Number: Library and Archives, Met 192 W57/W576
Document Type: ALS


Vendredi soir -

Mon cher Duret -

Apres [sic] tout - vaut mieux venir demain -

Nous tâcherons d'en finir - donc venez à une heure et demie -

vous aurez déjeuné et moi j'aurai eu mon lunch et nous pourions probablement finir avec une heure de travail -

Ainsi je vous attends - n'est ce pas?

Tout a vous

[butterfly signature]


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Translation:

Friday evening -

My dear Duret -

After all - it would be better to come tomorrow -

We shall try to finish it - so come at half past one -

you will have eaten and I shall have had my lunch and we would probably be able to finish with an hour of work -

So I shall expect you - shall I not?

Yours always -


Notes:

1.  [July 1883/April 1885?]
Dated by reference to sittings (see below) and by butterfly signature.

2.  Théodore Duret
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more]. JW worked on Arrangement en couleur chair et noir: Portrait de Théodore Duret (YMSM 252) from the summer of 1883 to 1884, and exhibited it in 103rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1885.