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Documents associated with: 83rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1865
Record 4 of 6

System Number: 12427
Date: [10 January 1866][1]
Author: Charles Keene[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edwin Edwards[3]
Place: Sunbury on Thames
Repository: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Call Number: Sir Herbert Thompson Gift, 1920, Keene Letters 8
Document Type: ALS[4]

55 Baker Street

Dear Edwards [..]

[p. 2] I want to see what you are about very much, I wish you had something at Gambarts[5], have you been to his exhibition, you ought to send something next year. I hear Whistler's Paris Picture[6] is hung there this week. [...]

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E. Edwards
Thames B[ank H]ouse
[stamp torn off]
[postmark:] LONDON S.W / LR / JA 10 / 66


1.  [10 January 1866]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Charles Keene
Charles Samuel Keene (1823-1891), etcher, cartoonist and illustrator [more].

3.  Edwin Edwards
Edwin Edwards (1823-1879), lawyer, painter and etcher [more].

4.  TLc
Only the section of the letter relating to JW has been transcribed.

5.  Gambarts
The gallery owned by Ernest Gambart (1814-1902), of Ernest Gambart and Co., wholesale printsellers [more].

6.  Paris Picture
This could be Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47), sold to Gambart in December 1863 for £100. However, the reference to the 'Paris Picture' suggests that it may have been La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50), exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1865, or Symphony in White, No. I: The White Girl (YMSM 38), exhibited at the Salon des Refusés in 1863.