System Number: 12469
Date: [September?] 1887
Author: Claude Roger-Marx
Recipient: Ministère de l'Instruction Publique
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: MsLfc
de l'Instruction Publique
et des Beaux-Arts
Exposition Whistler No. 70
le [7bre?] 1887
Monsieur le Ministre et cher collègue,
J'ai reçu la lettre par laquelle vous me faites l'honneur de m'informer que la croix de la légion [...]
[Jongkind & - Whistler & un troisième
sont parmi les artistes étrangers qui [faut?] avant tout [décorer?] ]
of Public Instruction
and Fine Arts
Exhibition Whistler No. 70
Republic of France
Minister and dear colleague,
I have received the letter in which you do me the honour to tell me that the cross of the Legion [...]
Jongkind & - Whistler & a third
are among the foreign artists who [should be decorated?]
1. [September?] 1887
This letter copy is partially illegible, including part of the date.
3. Ministère de l'Instruction Publique
It is possible that the fragmentary letter and note referring to JW are not connected.
This copy was made by Professor Carl Barbier.
5. Exposition Whistler No. 70
JW had had a substantial group of works on exhibition at Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887.
6. croix de la légion
JW was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur and Officier in January 1892. However, since neither honour matches the date of this letter, it may be that the note has nothing to do with this.