Documents associated with: etching exhibition
Record 34 of 41
System Number: 07698
Date: [27 April 1900]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/5/5
Document Type: ALS
My dear Pennell -
But I do trust you will be very careful!
Many of the Naval Review are too very slight for the understanding of the abomination outside, and [p. 2] not necessary for the purpose of the Exhibition -
You should choose only 2 or 3 out of them -
You might have one or two of the Tourraine set instead -
For instance the Chancellerie and - I forget -
He will lend you his - but the frame will be too small -
I think there is a good one of my own in studio to choose on larger mount -
Of course as you say they will all be hung together [p. 3] but necessarily I suppose in the Black & White - or perhaps on a screen -
And my dear Pennell I thank you for all the great trouble you are taking in the matter and I know I could not be in better hands! -
With kindest regards to Mrs Pennell and yourself
J McNeill Whistler
The Daily Mail sent a Mr Raphael! to see me - but I wont have any thing to do with him - You had better tell the Paper that if I say any thing to any one, I prefer Mr Lynch. and I shall send for him if I wish.
Though by the way I cannot see what you want me to say about the Exhibition?
I meant to talk about the School - Academie Carmen.
Joseph Pennell Esq
14. Buckingham Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 2E 27 / AVRIL / 00
The stationery has a mourning border.
10. The Daily Mail
The text is continued in the left margin of p. 2, at right angles to the main text.
13. Academie Carmen
The Académie Carmen was opened in Paris in 1898 under the name of Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more], and was supervised at intervals by JW and also, at first, by Frederick William MacMonnies (1863-1937), sculptor [more]. Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more], was the women's massiére. It was closed in 1901.