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System Number: 08113
Date: 17 November [1897/1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Stephen Richards[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/44/13
Document Type: ALS[3]

8 Fitzroy Street

Nov. 17.

Mr. Richards -

Will you send this afternoon to Mr Heinemann[4]
21. Bedford Street
Covent Garden
for the portrait[5] of myself as a boy - by Sir W. Boxall[6] -

I want you to varnish it again -

J McN Whistler

This document is protected by copyright.


Mr. Richards
Picture Restorer - &c. &c. &c.
16. Fitzroy Street.


1.  17 November [1897/1900]
Dated by the address.

2.  Stephen Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

3.  ALS
The page is numbered '2' in an unknown hand. The envelope has a mourning border (6 mm.).

4.  Mr Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

5.  portrait
W. Boxall, Portrait of J. Whistler (z76); JW had previously asked Stephens to clean it on 4 May 1893, #10718. It was sent to Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more], who planned to exhibit it (see his letter to JW, 22 November 1898, #07302).

6.  Sir W. Boxall
William Boxall (1800-1879), portrait painter, Director of the National Gallery [more].