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System Number: 04262
Date: 13 July 1890
Author: Philippe Zilcken[1]
Place: [The Hague]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N19
Document Type: ALS


NEDERLANDSCHE ETSCLUB.

SECRETARIS: PH. ZILCKEN.
'S-GRAVENHAGE.

le 13 Juillet 90

Cher Monsieur

N'ayant pas reçu de réponse à ma lettre vous demandant de bien vouloir cette année exposer quelques eaux fortes à notre Exposition[2], peut-être vos vues d'Amsterdam, je prend [sic] la liberté de vous écrire de nouveau avec l'espoir que vous voudrez bien nous faire ce plaisir. Vous savez [p. 2] combien votre talent est hautement apprécié parmi nous.

Un mot de réponse me ferait bien plaisir.

Agréez cher Monsieur, l'assurance de ma très haute considération

Ph. Zilcken

[sketch[3] of face]


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Translation:

Dear Sir

Not having received a reply to my letter asking you if you would be so kind as to exhibit some etchings at our Exhibition this year, perhaps your views of Amsterdam, I take the liberty of writing to you again in the hope that you would be willing to give us this pleasure. You know [p. 2] how much your talent is highly appreciated amongst us.

A note in reply would give us much pleasure.

Yours faithfully

Ph. Zilcken

[sketch of face]


Notes:

1.  Philippe Zilcken
Charles Louis Philippe Zilcken (1857-1930), etcher and writer [more].

2.  Exposition
See Heijbroek, J. F. and Margaret F. MacDonald, Whistler and Holland, Zwolle and Amsterdam, 1997.

3.  sketch
Head of man with long moustaches (M.1271).