Documents associated with: 12th [Exhibition], Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902
Record 1 of 20
System Number: 03049
Date: [19 March 1902]
Recipient: Richard Albert Canfield
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/137
Document Type: MsLc
Dear Mr Canfield -
I shall barely catch the post with this line only, to tell you that I have had your two letters -
I thought it nice of you to make your pilgrimage to the Luxembourg - and was greatly pleased to know how you overcame difficulties and reached the innermost temple! and were solemnly & respectfully left alone & undisturbed - beyond the curtain!
There is plenty to tell you - but the post is always too "slim" for me -
[p. 2] We shall begin moving into the new house - and studio - on Wednesday next - so if you have anything in Paris to interest you, don't run over for our matters just yet!
I believe that you will be pleased with the enclosed which has come upon me since we met! -
I am glad your Doctor has done you so much good -
I am not yet quite "through" but better and if the sun would only shine upon me, would be perfect! -
J. McNeill Whistler
36. Tite Street. Chelsea.
Envelope:Richard Canfield Esq.
Letter and envelope address copied by Rosalind Birnie Philip.
4. two letters
74 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
7. portrait of Mrs Vanderbilt
Ivoire et or: Portrait de Madame Vanderbilt (YMSM 515) intended for the 12th Exhibition, Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902.
'Telegram ... Moll' is Miss Birnie Philip's record of a note written by Richard Canfield on the original envelope. She appears to have misread Hole as 'Moll.' JW's election was seconded by William Brassey Hole (1846-1917), painter and graver [more] (#01877).