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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11355
Date: 23 June 1886
Author: William Hughes[1]
Place: London
Recipient: The Editor, Court and Society Review
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 14/1308
Document Type: TLc[2]


To the Editor of THE COURT AND SOCIETY REVIEW.

Sir, -

A letter appeared in your issue of June 10 last, signed 'Malcolm C. Salaman[3].' Is it meant for a joke, or has Mr Whistler at last found that rara avis, the whistling oyster, brought up on harmonies of blues, greys, and browns, not forgetting the butterflies? Or, perhaps, the letter is the result of one of the Sunday afternoon tea-parties mentioned in the letter. I had no idea that tea had such an effect on the imagination. Waiting for further enlightenment on the subject,

I remain, &c.,

VAN EYCK.

32 Cheyne Row, Chelsea:

June 23, 1886.


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Notes:

1.  William Hughes
William Hughes (1842-1901), still-life painter [more]. He is identified from the address: he lived not far from JW in Chelsea.

2.  TLc
This is a typescript copy of an letter originally published in the Court and Society Review. See also other documents in this sequence: M. C. Salaman's article 'Hail President Whistler' (#11351); letters from 'A British Artist', 'A Country Collector' and 'The Unknown Quantity' to the Editor, Court and Society Review, (#11352, #11353, #11354); and from M. C. Salaman to the Editor (#11356).

3.  Malcolm C. Salaman
Malcolm Charles Salaman (1855-1940), art critic and dramatist [more]. See #11351.