Documents associated with: 7th [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1897
Record 2 of 3
14, BUCKINGHAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
'April. 10. 1897.'
Dear Miss Kinsella -
Now I want you to be very nice! - I may manage both Saturday and Sunday! -
Those two days I think I must have - and then I think we may consider the work complete!! - -
Certainly we will say Sunday - [p. 2] at 11. o'clock - Do put aside any English lunch for this once -
After this you shall make as many as you like - and keep them too! -
You see we only have another few days for sending in - and I dont mind acknowledging that I should like . . greatly! to see you in the Champs de Mars! -
Well then Sunday any how - and perhaps Saturday too - However I will wire or write tomorrow -
With kindest regards to Your Sister & yourself
J McNeill Whistler
Of course Fitzroy Street - this is written at Pennells where I have been dining -
47. Beaumont Street.
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON W. C. / 1. AM / MR 19 / 97
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. / 7. AM / MR 19 / 97 / 3
Go and see the beautiful Sarasate -
1. [19 March 1897]
Dated from the postmark. The date 'April. 10. 1897.' has been (incorrectly) inserted in another hand at the top of the sheet.
2. Louise Kinsella
Louise Kinsella (d. 1923), patron of JW [more]. This letter relates to sittings for Rose et vert: L'Iris - Portrait of Miss Kinsella (YMSM 420) on which JW had been working since June 1894.
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926) and his wife Elizabeth Robins Pennell (1855-1936), née Robins, JW's biographers.
'Go and see ... Sarasate' is written on the verso of the envelope. 'Sarasate' refers to Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315). Neither Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315) nor Rose et vert: L'Iris - Portrait of Miss Kinsella (YMSM 420) were exhibited at the Champs de Mars.