Documents associated with: art training
Record 16 of 18
System Number: 07959
Date: [23/30 September 1899?]
Recipient: Francis Vielé-Griffin
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/39/19
Document Type: ALS
My dear Griffin -
I write to you in the scramble of the last few days in a place one is going to leave! It is cold and deserted and depressing as is always the seaside, out of season -
I have arranged every thing - and they are both expected at the Academie Carmen -
They had better, I fancy, present themselves at once - for the classes have begun - and every thing is in full swing -
The address you know is
6. Passage Stanislas - Rue Notre Dame des Champs
Let them ask for Mademoiselle la Massière, Miss Bate, who will receive them, and the rest is simple -
About ten in the morning is a good hour -
I shall turn up shortly - probably by the end of the week - though I may pass through London -
Ainsi à bientôt!
and with kindest regards to you all
J McNeill Whistler
1. [23/30 September 1899?]
Dated by the reference to JW's departure from Trouville, where he had been convalescing since August 1899.
Deep mourning border.
5. Miss Price
Miss Prince (not Price), an art student from Boston.
6. Miss Bate
Inez Eleanor Addams (fl. 1898-1927), née Bate, painter [more], who was massière of the Académie Carmen, which was supported and occasionally visited by JW. Daudet and Miss Prince are mentioned again by JW in a letter to Bate on 3 October 1899, #00036.