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System Number: 01858
Date: [June 1892][1]
Author: Elisabeth Greffulhe[2]
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G223
Document Type: ALS[3]


8 rue d'Astorg


Voulez vous venir lundi soir 9h.½ ici assister à une séance donnée en l'honneur de mon jeune et illustre parent[4]. Vous [p. 2] y verrez Mr Magnard[5] directeur du Figaro lequel est anxieux de vous connaître –

Je vous ai promis!!! Vous êtes compromis.


'June 1892.'

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Dear Sir,

Would you like to come here on Monday evening at 9.30 to attend a meeting given in honour of my young and illustrious relative -

You will see Mr Magnard there, the director of the Figaro, who is anxious to make your acquaintance -

I promised you!!! You are compromised.



1.  [June 1892]
The date was added at the end of the letter by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

2.  Elisabeth Greffulhe
Elisabeth, Comtesse Greffulhe (1860-1952), née Riquer de Caraman-Chimay [more].

3.  ALS
The note was written on a visiting card with a mourning border. Published by Newton, Joy, 'Whistler's French Connections: Count Robert de Montesquiou and Countess Greffulhe,' Laurels, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 9-25. Also published in MacDonald, Margaret F. and Joy Newton, 'Letters from the Whistler Collection (University of Glasgow). Correspondance with French Painters,' Gazette des Beaux Arts, no. 128, December 1986, pp. 201-214.

4.  parent
Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac (1855-1921), Symbolist writer and poet, and collector [more].

5.  Mr. Magnard
François Magnard (1837-1894) was editor of Le Figaro, which gave JW good reviews at the Paris Salon in May 1892 (2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892).