The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 09722
Date: [December 1897/January 1898][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[2]
Place: [London/New York?]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/57
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ADS


My dear Kennedy -

Do be very nice and help these Gentlemen to get together a worthy collection of beautiful proofs that shall perhaps show at least my [p. 2] appreciation of the compliment they pay me in wishing me to be represented among their distinguished countrymen -

You might perhaps manage to lend them say twenty or 25 -

101. RUE DU BAC.


[butterfly signature]

'Card from Whistler to me, asking to have a lot of his etchings sent to the Exhibition - Künstler Oesterrichs Vienna[3].'

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1.  [December 1897/January 1898]
By 12 February 1898 JW had a list of works to be sent to the 1st International Exhibition, Vereinigung Bildender Kϋnstler, Vienna, 1898 (#12759); this card must date from some time in the previous months.

2.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

3.  Vienna
'Card ... Vienna.' is written in Kennedy's hand on a page in an album to which is attached JW's pencil note, written on his visiting card. The visiting card has mourning borders.