The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

return to search results

Documents associated with: Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881
Record 16 of 49

System Number: 12817
Date: [30 January/February 1881][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Matthew Robinson Elden[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler E62
Document Type: ALS

[embossed roundel with head of Leonardo]


Dear Elden -

Could you by chance come up to the Fine Arts Society tomorrow morning at about 12 - or come on to the doctors[3] at about 11.30. - In any case I shall be at the F. A. S. at about 12 - I want to consult you about the little room there where I now have all the pastels hanging - Also another thing [p. 2] Will you come and dine with me tomorrow night - in which case be at Langham Street at 6. to quarter past[.] Dress and go to the theatre -

Ever Yours

J A McN Whistler

1. Langham Street -
Langham Place -

Sunday night

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  [30 January/February 1881]
Dated from reference to JW's exhibition, Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881; it opened on 29 January.

2.  Matthew Robinson Elden
Matthew Robinson Elden (1839-1885), artist [more].

3.  doctors
JW was staying at 28 Wimpole Street with William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more].