Documents associated with: etching exhibition
Record 24 of 41
System Number: 13899
Date: [March 1893]
Recipient: Howard Mansfield
Place: [New York]
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: Howard Mansfield Collection
Credit Line: Howard Mansfield Collection / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS
'13 April 1893'
110 Rue du Bac, Paris
My dear Mr. Mansfield -
How very kind you have been about this Chicago matter. I began several letters to tell you many things and mislaid them! However now I think that I had better at once enclose the list you have just made out for me - with the one or two alterations I have thought of.
Otherwise it is as complete as possible and far away more perfect than I could have made it myself.
Do write me a line to tell me how it all goes on.
Kennedy will I understand be here in a day or two.
I hear that the picture collecting in England has been not very satisfactorily managed! And that as far as I am myself concerned a few only of my works have been obtained.
Mr. Untermeyer of New York has kindly volunteered to lend "The Falling Rocket". I do wish you would see him and arrange for the picture to be sent to Chicago
The Fagans passed through Paris the other day on their way to Japan. They dined with us and we talked of you. I wonder if you will come over this autumn. You will find the house and garden looking charming, and I will have a plate ready for you.
With kindest regards from both of us & a thousand thanks
Always Very sincerely yours,
J. McN. Whistler
1. [March 1893]
This letter was probably written late in March 1893. The date of receipt was noted in another hand as 13 April 1893.
3. Sheridan Ford
Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]. JW was worried about the publication of an unauthorised edition of JW's letters by Ford: Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890.
Mansfield wrote several times asking JW to etch a plate to illustrate a proposed book on etching to be published by Dodd, Mead and Co.; see his letter to JW, 4 December 1891, #03996. JW never made the etching, and it was after JW's death that Mansfield published a book on his etchings (Mansfield, Howard,A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings and Dry-Points of James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Chicago, 1909).