The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11396
Date: 7 October [1880][1]
Author: JW
Place: Venice
Recipient: Philip Gilbert Hamerton[2]
Place: [France]
Repository: [Published][3]
Document Type: PLc


Oct. 7.

Café Florian, Place San Marc.

Pardon! Is Mr Whistler right in supposing, from the droll little irritation shown in Mr Hamerton's note, that Mr Hamerton is perhaps - another "Art Critic"?

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1.  7 October [1880]
Year date from address - JW was in Venice for much of 1880.

2.  Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1834-1894), author, critic and artist [more]. This relates to a sequence of letters initiated by JW's response to Hamerton's article on Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910), surgeon and etcher, JW's brother-in-law [more], which appeared in Scribner's Magazine in September 1880. It replies to Hamerton's letter of 28 September 1880 (P. G. Hamerton to JW, #11395). See also P. G. Hamerton to Editor, New York Tribune, #11397 and JW to Editor, New York Tribune, #04281.

3.  [Published]
The letter sequence was published in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, 2nd ed., London and New York, 1892, pp. 81-9.