System Number: 09676
Date: [19 March 1892]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/11
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
33. Rue de Tournon -
Dear Mr Kennedy,
We have been abroad for some time, and your letter has followed us here -
I cannot tell you how sorry we were to hear of the death of poor Mr Wunderlich, he was such a nice man - We feel the greatest sympathy for his family - [p. 2] I suppose you know, too, of the death of Mr Hutchinson, and the sale of his etchings - We hear the sale was a great success - all the papers sent to us say the prices were quite exceptional -
I saw our old friend Mr Keppel was buying largely - but I did not see your name -
Since the sale of the Mother's picture to the French Government, it is wonderful in what a different tone Whistler's pictures are spoken of by the [p. 3] London press - Several have said that his are the only pictures likely to increase in value as time goes on - Apropos of which - the Rosa Corder picture has been bought by Mr Graham Robertson - of Rutland Gate - so I am afraid you are a little too late for that one -
The Exhibition the Goupils have got together will be a very interesting one, it will be curious to see the result.
Mr Whistler will let you know - directly any new [p. 4] new [sic] etchings are ready. I think there is a proof of the Battersea Bridge No. 3 - you asked for, which I will send to you on our return to town.
I think you know Mr Whistler has been doing coloured lithographs for some time
passed [sic]. He thinks he has at last solved the difficulty, and they will shortly be published, I think by Mr Heinemann.
With our kindest regards and best wishes
'March 19, 1892'To
E. G. Kennedy Esq
868. B - Way -
New - York.
U S A
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS 6 / R. DE VAUGIRARD / 6E 19 / MARS / 92
[postmark on verso:] D / 3-29 92 / N. Y.
[postmark on verso:] NEW YORK / MAR 28 /92 / M PAID / PD
1. [19 March 1892]
Dated from the postmark. The date is also written in an unknown hand on the envelope.
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.