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System Number: 03397
Date: [13 September 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Thomas Robert Way[2]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 149
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac.

Have been kept from everything by bad cold - That's the reason - will write tomorrow -

It will all be right - and we shall be delighted with everything - except, by the way the Duet[4]! - of which you may print two proofs only - on the Japanese paper - to show what you consider the best condition - and then I will decide.

For me the very finest qualities, are in "La Belle Dame Paresseuse[5]" - more tomorrow -

[butterfly signature]

Delighted about the Rue Furstenberg[6] and hope you will send the Belle Jardinière[7] some time. Mix the papers, for my part I really prefer the beautiful old Dutch -

Sending you new drawings. Disappointed with Forges[8] - but still - !! Wait -

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[postcard:] Monsieur Thomas R. Way Junr.
21. Wellington Street
[printed stamp:] POSTE / 10 / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] [PARIS / 13 SEP / 94?]


1.  [13 September 1894]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Thomas Robert Way
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more].

3.  ALS
Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 118, no. 117.

4.  Duet
The Duet (C.104).

5.  La Belle Dame Paresseuse
La Belle Dame paresseuse (C.98).

6.  Rue Furstenberg
Rue Furstenburg (C.97). 'Delighted ... Dutch' is written in the left, and the remainder of the letter in the right hand margin, at right angles to the main text.

7.  Belle Jardinière
La Belle Jardinière (C.101).

8.  Forges
The Forge, Passage du Dragon (C.102) and The Smith, Passage du Dragon (C.103).