Documents associated with: Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892
Record 14 of 215
System Number: 00261
Date: [20/30 January 1892]
Recipient: Paul von Hatzfeld-Wildenburg
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B36a
Document Type: ALd
[Drawing of a Nocturne]
Dear Sir -
After a long absence, I have found here, forwarded from England, your most courteous letter - informing me of this further great distinction so graciously conferred upon me by His Royal Highness the Prince Regent of Bavaria -
Jewel insignia of the third class of the Royal Order of Merit of St Michael has also reached me - and I have lost no time in obtaining, from London, the Order that of the fourth Class previously bestowed upon me - which I return to the Embassy as requested - May I beg that Your Pray present my respectful compliments to His Excellency the German Ambassador & beg hi my request that he will kindly convey to His Royal Highness, my high esteem sense of the rare recognition I receive at his hands, and say how greatly touched I am by this continued expression of sympathy coming from a Court acknowledged as one of the great Art Centres of precious to me are these graceful honours that Bavaria - coming from Bavaria extended to me by Bavaria - and how precious to me is this continued sympathy coming from a Court acknowledged as one of the Great Art Centres of Europ[e]. -
the honour, Sir,
the honour to be
Your obedient Servant.
J— - .
1. [20/30 January 1892]
Dated by the reference to Bavarian honours awarded as a result of JW's exhibits in the Kϋnstler-Genossenschaft, Munich, 1891 (see #04212). On the verso of this sheet appears a letter draft; see #13544.
5. German Ambassador
See note above.
6. greatly touched I am by
These words were crossed through, but then reinstated by means of a dotted underline.
7. Three drawings
Drawing of a gallery interior and two Nocturnes. One of the works shown may be Nocturne: Blue and Gold - St Mark's, Venice (YMSM 213). The gallery walls may be a plan of Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, in which these oils were hung.