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System Number: 12789
Date: [June 1890?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Théodore Roussel[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS


21, CHEYNE WALK,
CHELSEA.

Venez donc un instant mon cher ami - mais de suite si cela est possible -

Il s'agit de l'Exposition[3] Francaise [sic] - Grosvenor Gallery - Apportez avec tous ce que vous avez comme liste de noms - Duez[4] - Gervex[5] - etc.

et surtout le nom officiel de la Société - Il faut que j'ai tout ca ce matin pour Sir Coutts[6] -

Venez prendre [p. 2] votre thé avec nous -

[butterfly signature]


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Translation:

21, CHEYNE WALK,
CHELSEA.

Come here for a moment my dear friend - and right away if that is possible -

It's about the French Exhibition - Grosvenor Gallery - Bring with you a list of all the names that you have - Duez - Gervex - etc.

and above all the official name of the Society - I must have all that this morning for Sir Coutts -

Come and have [p. 2] your tea with us -

[butterfly signature]


Envelope:

Immediate

To
Monsieur Theodore Roussel


Notes:

1.  [June 1890]
Dated by reference to French exhibition proposal (see below); JW was at this address between February 1890 and April 1892.

2.  Théodore Roussel
Theodore Roussel (1847-1926), painter and print-maker [more].

3.  l'Exposition
The exhibition proposal is mentioned in a letter from JW to Alfred Stevens, #08144.

4.  Duez
Ernest-Ange Duez (1843-1896), painter [more].

5.  Gervex
Henri Gervex (1852-1929), artist [more].

6.  Sir Coutts
Sir Coutts Lindsay (1824-1913), Bart., co-founder of the Grosvenor Gallery [more].