Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885-1886
Record 7 of 14
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.
My dear Bacher -
I wish you would come down again to me on Monday - Say at about 4. o'clock - or half past -
[p. 2] I want very much that you should know a young Mr. Tom Way who is going to Paris to study painting - He is the son of a very old friend of mine - and perhaps may go over at the same time with yourself - In any case you might take him a little in tow with you in Paris and show him how to start -
Let me know if you are coming - and if by any chance you go away without coming again to Tite Street, write me at once from Paris that I may know your address so that Mr. Way may call upon you -
Come down if you can - and see the portrait of the lady you like so much -
[p. 3] Bring another plate or two and see if you can get another snap -
454 Fulham Road.
The date '1885' added in another hand is confirmed by a reference to the Vale, JW's address after December 1884.
3. BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
A old-established and still existing gentlemen's dining club.
4. 1885 (-2)
In another hand.
5. My dear Bacher -
Written at right angle to heading.
Not identified. Bacher was a competent photographer, who used his own photographs to illustrate Bacher, Otto Henry, With Whistler in Venice, New York, 1908.
JW and Maud Franklin were living at the 'Pink Palace', The Vale, Chelsea, by February 1885. JW gave up the Vale and Fulham Road studio in the summer of 1888.
10. portrait of the lady
There are several candidates. Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs (YMSM 230), was commenced in 1881 and finally abandoned in 1886. Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) was exhibited at 103rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1885. Arrangement in Black, No. 8: Portrait of Mrs Cassatt (YMSM 250) was shown at Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1885-1886.
11. Fulham Studios...S. W.
The address was added in another hand.
Square collector's stamp, in red ink.