Whistler 2003 - Centenary Journal
20th January 2003 - 'Nobody's perfevt'
Before having been edited and annotated, the group of some 10,000 transcriptions
of nineteenth-century Whistler letters were bound to have contained a few small
errors of transcription in their original first drafts. 'Nobody's perfevt' gathers
together some of the finest mis-transcriptions ever found by the Whistler Centre
Whistler encounters a surprising breed of beast whilst sketching in Holland:
"I have just come back from Amsterdam - where I could have carried off I fancy, from their camels, more than the natives seem to even dream of!"
(GUL Whistler A22)