System Number: 11654
Date: [7/14 April 1892]
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 248
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
21, CHEYNE WALK,
33. Rue du Tournon
My dear Nellie -
How are you all? -
We are simply frozen, and quite incapable of all thought and action! -
As to the American photograph that was altogether impossible -
There has been nothing but East wind [p. 2] for weeks & weeks & weeks!! and nobody could be looked at under such circumstances - We called on the Winan's the other day - but they were out - Dont seem to get much further - do we? -
Do write us some news - What do they all say at Holland Park about the great triumph of the Exhibition? It was amazing wasn't it! - And the Catalogue! It went through 4. Editions, and the people are clamouring for more!
Love to both of you from both -
J McN W
1. [7/14 April 1892]
Dated by the reference to exhibitions (see below).
'1892' was added at top left and '248' at top right of p. 1 in unknown hands.
5. American photograph
7. Holland Park
The Ionides family, the Prinseps, as well as numerous artist friends and enemies of JW lived in Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
See Whistler, James McNeill, [Letter to Atlas], The World: A Journal For Men and Women, no. 926, vol. 36, 30 March 1892, p. 22.