The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11542
Date: [1881/1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Katherine Bronson[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

[...] Venice is only really known in its fairy perfection to the privileged who may be permitted to gaze from Mrs Bronson's balcony. How simply lovely it must be at this moment! [...]

James McNeill Whistler

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1.  [1881/1884?]
Dated from JW's known association with the recipient; see also #10886.

2.  [Katherine] Bronson
Katherine Coleman Bronson (1834-1901), née De Kay [more]. She was the star of Venetian society when JW was in Venice in 1879-1880. She lived in a small palace, the Ca' Alvisi, on the Grand Canal opposite Santa Maria della Salute. His trip was prompted by an etchings commission from the Fine Art Society for Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195) although his stay in Venice also resulted in numerous other works.

3.  PLfc
Extract published in Maggs sale catalogue 811, London, 1952, (cat. no. 539) described as '1 page, ob. 8vo' for sale at £5.5.0.