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System Number: 10590
Date: [1890/1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Roger Marx[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: MsLc[3]


Cher Monsieur -

J'ai été fort touché de votre sympathie - et flatté de savoir qu'en vous, j'ai trouvé une expression de l'aprobation [sic] de la nouvelle géneration, dont vous representez les gouts raffinés et independants -

J'ose même courir le risque de fatiguer votre regard en vous envoyant une petite eau forte, que je vous prie de vouloir bien accepter, avec mes meilleurs compliments

21. Cheyne Walk. Chelsea

J Mc.Neill Whistler -


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Translation:

Dear Sir -

I was very touched by your sympathy - and flattered to know that in you, I have found an expression of approbation by the new generation, whose refined and independent tastes you represent -

I even presume to run the risk of exhausting your regard by sending you a small etching, which I beg you to be kind enough to accept, with my best compliments.

J McNeill Whistler


Notes:

1.  [1890/1892]
Dated by address.

2.  Roger Marx
Roger Marx (1859-1913), civil servant, art critic, journalist and collector [more].

3.  MsLc
This is a copy by Prof. Carl Barbier of a letter exhibited in James McNeill Whistler, peintre et graveur 1834-1903: Prélude A Whistler, Centre Culturel Américain, Paris, 1961 (cat. no. 68).