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System Number: 05213
Date: [September 1888][1]
Author: James Rennell Rodd[2]
Place: Berlin
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R113
Document Type: ALS


[embossed crest of lion and unicorn]

Berlin.

Monday.

I have sent, my dear Maestro, to Munich[3] for further instructions and will let you know the result. Of course I know Tourraine[4] [sic]. I lived six weeks at Amboise, just this time of year, and helped to make the wine, & [p. 2] made speeches at the vintage festivals and was happier than in these grander atmospheres. Did you attend Mme Pélouze's[5] sale? You shall here [sic] again in 2 days

Ever loyally

Rennell


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Notes:

1.  [September 1888]
Dated from JW to J. R. Rodd, #05347 and to R. Köehler, #07978.

2.  James Rennell Rodd
James Rennell Rodd (1858-1941), 1st Baron Rennell, poet and diplomat [more]. This is a reply to JW to J. R. Rodd, #05348. See also #05347.

3.  Munich
The 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888 opened in July. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings.

4.  Tourraine
Touraine, an historic province of western France. JW was in France on a working honeymoon, after his marriage to Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more] on 11 August although around mid September he returned to London for a brief spell (#06713). Part of their trip was spent around Touraine, Amboise and the Loire Valley.

5.  Mme Pélouze's
Marguerite Pélouze, née Wilson, collector, wife of the chemist Theodore Jules Pélouze.