Do be more charming than ever dear Mrs Maxse and forgive as I forgot - and come tomorrow afternoon at 5. o'clock -
You shall have a cup of tea with my Spanish brother -
Dated from signature.
2. Mrs Maxse
Mrs Maxse, a Chelsea acquaintance of JW.
Three pen drawings of women, showing details of puffed sleeves, appear on two small scraps of squared paper enclosed with this letter (MS Whistler 520, 520/1, 520/2). The artist is unknown and they may date from later; they appear to be unrelated to the letter.
4. Spanish brother
Possibly Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315), which was completed in 1884 and exhibited in 62nd Annual Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885, and 104th exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1886. JW was very friendly with Pablo de Sarasate y Navascues (1844-1908), violinist [more].