Documents associated with: nocturne
Record 140 of 143
System Number: 00023
Date: [3 September 1899]
Recipient: Inez Addams
Place: [Killiney, Co. Dublin]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler A23
Document Type: ALS
My dear Miss Bate -
I want you to send me at once a little indication of what the two pictures you saw, in the Dublin house, were like -
I know nothing of them!
That is, I neither trace them by their names - nor by the fact of their being [p. 2] in Ireland!
But this is whispered only into the ear of the wise and devoted apprentice!
Who now sallies forth on her first mission - "his secrets not revealing" . . to cover herself with distinction! -
First then, a little sketch, in your answer tomorrow, as you remember the "Piccadilly" -
Was it a Nocturne? - Can you think of its size? - about -
What can be the "Summer"? -
I want you to arrouse [sic] no curiosity - but you might perhaps manage to see the two paintings again -
I will write more directly I hear from you - First I want the little description and sketch as you remember -
Was the "Piccadilly" an upright? [sketch of upright frame] Was the frame painted? -
[p. 3] In great haste - but with full confidence!
J McN. Whistler
What is the name of the man who has these strange works? -
Miss Inez Bate -
Co. Dublin -
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] DIEPPE / SEINE INFRE / [12?]E 3 / SEPT / 99
[postmark on verso:] [KI]LLINEY S. O / [CO] DUBLIN / AM / 7 - 15 / SE 5 / 99
1. [3 September 1899]
Dated from postmark.
Written on mourning paper.