Documents associated with: oil painting, display
Record 28 of 64
System Number: 04255
Date: 3 September 1891
Author: William Ernest Henley
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler N12
Document Type: ALS
11 HOWARD PLACE,
3 / 9 / 91
My dear Whistler,
I was too busy to write, & Whibley had just departed these premises, when your telegram arrived. So I just posted it on to him; as no doubt you already know.
He will tell you about things in general on Sunday.
That "Golden Girl" of mine is three years old to-morrow. I [wish?] I could trot her up to you for inspection - immortality - que scays-je? But I fear it cannot be yet. 'Tis pity, for she is just now in the rarest form, & her colour is really indescribable.
Your conduct at Liverpool is [p. 2] really devilish. I shall spare no pains to find (or make)
oppo occasion to say so, & to prove my words - In truth I've played more tricks with the British Artist than most; but & if I am spared to engineer this last & best, I shall die happy -
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1. William Ernest Henley
William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), journalist, poet and writer [more].
Charles Whibley (1859-1930), writer and journalist [more].
4. Golden Girl
Margaret Emma Henley (1888-1894), daughter of W. E. Henley [more].
5. que scays-je
Fr., what do I know? The spelling is antiquarian.
21st Autumn Exhibition of Pictures, Corporation of Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1891. JW, in his hanging of a room, had grouped pictures by subject (see #06595).