BACHELORS' CLUB, HAMILTON PLACE. W.
Dear Mrs Maxse -
Of course I shall be charmed - only I will not pretend that I do not thoroughly understand one great inducement for your visit tomorrow! - You know you want to see Lady Archie's portrait! -
But I have promised not [p. 2] to show that until it is entirely completed - when if you like you shall have the first peep -
Will you come at about 4.30 and let me give you a cup of tea?
Very sincerely Yrs
J McNeill Whistler
13. Tite Street.
Envelope:Mrs Maxse -
15 - Alexander Square
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. W. / 7 / MR 29 / 82
[on verso:] BACHELORS' CLUB[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / A N / MR29 / 82
1. [29 March 1882]
Dated from postmark.
2. Mrs Maxse
Mrs Maxse, a Chelsea acquaintance of JW.
3. Lady Archie's portrait
Probably Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242), the one completed portrait of Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more].
Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228) was in the 100th exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1882.