The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10074
Date: [15/22 July 1891][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: George Frederick Watts[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: [Private collection][3]
Document Type: ALS


Dear Mr Watts -

I am much touched to find, on my return from a long absence, your most kind and charming letter[4] -

Approval or acknowledgment of any kind, I am here but little prepared for, - you may imagine therefore the deep pleasure this flattering and warm expression of sympathy from a confrère so greatly distinguished as yourself, has given me! -

J McN. Whistler

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1.  [15/22 July 1891]
This is a reply to Watts' letter of 14 July 1891, #06070. There is a draft of this letter (see #06071).

2.  George Frederick Watts
George Frederick Watts (1817-1904), painter and sculptor [more].

3.  [Private collection]
Advertised for sale through Zeitlin and Ver Brugge, Los Angeles, CA, in 1984, and described as 1p., 8vo.

4.  letter
See G. F. Watts to JW, #06070. In this letter, Watts had praised JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).