Documents associated with: 103rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1885
Record 8 of 15
My dear Bacher
Do write a line at once and tell us all that you think and all that you hear about my pictures in the Salon -
I hear that the Lady Archibald Campbell is capitally hung and looks lovely - you must like it - Duret told me that the first day it seemed all "sunk in" [p. 2] but that it had been varnished since and is now in a perfect condition -
Is that so? -
How do you like his own portrait? doesn't he stand well? -
They say that this picture is hung rather high - but I daresay it is none the worse for that -
[p. 3] How about the photographs? Are you not going to send me any proofs? -
I had a very nice letter from Tom Way[.] tell him I shall answer it one of these days -
Perhaps I may get over to Paris soon - but not just yet -
The Madam has been very ill you will be sorry to hear - but is now convalescent -
Remember me to Mr Lucas - and [p. 4] tell me any studio news you can think of - Also send me any notice you may happen to see in the French papers -
Always sincerely Yrs
'The Vale' -
Kings Road Chelsea -
1. [3/10 May 1885]
Dated from the reference to the Salon, which opened on 1 May 1885.
3. '1885 (3)'
Written in another hand at the top of the sheet.
Collector's mark, printed in red ink.
A reference to the 103rd exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1885. JW exhibited two portraits, Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) and Arrangement en couleur chair et noir: Portrait de Théodore Duret (YMSM 252) (cat. nos. 2459-60).
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more]. JW wrote to him about the exhibition at about the same time (see #09647). He mentions his portrait of Duret below: Arrangement en couleur chair et noir: Portrait de Théodore Duret (YMSM 252).