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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09652
Date: [June 1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London?]
Recipient: Théodore Duret[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Call Number: Met 192 W57/W576
Document Type: ALS


A la bonheur mon cher Duret! -

Je vous attends donc demain a une heure moins le quart - ne manquez pas d'apporter le costume[3] pour que nous puissions toujours avoir le même effet -

Toujours à vous

[butterfly signature]


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Translation:

Of course my dear Duret! -

I expect you tomorrow at a quarter to one - do not forget to bring the costume so that we can always have the same effect -

Yours ever

[butterfly signature]


Notes:

1.  [June 1884?]
Dated by signature, and reference to portrait sittings (see below).

2.  Théodore Duret
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more].

3.  costume
Duret carried a 'domino', a flesh-coloured silk cloak, to pose for his portrait, Arrangement en couleur chair et noir: Portrait de Théodore Duret (YMSM 252). It was started in 1883, rejected at VIII Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 1884, reworked during June 1884, and finally exhibited in the 103rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artists vivants, Palais de Champs Elysées, Paris, in 1885.