Documents associated with: Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887
Record 4 of 23
System Number: 03320
Date: [June/August 1886?]
Recipient: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 14
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND. W. C.
I want to say to you that I am really quite heartstricken to know that I fatigued you as I did today -
I felt an admiration and a fear as I looked at you superbly standing - so splendid and so [p. 2] plucky! - but I knew that my best apology was to work without words that you might be spared as much as possible - still I may reveal to you now my nervous anxiety and sympathy -
I would tell you how devotedly attached I am & grateful - but life is too short - what will you!
The Lady Collin [sic] Campbell -
2. Victoria Mansions
1. [June/August 1886?]
Dated from reference to portrait sitting (see below).
2. Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (1857-1911), née Blood, Lady Colin Campbell, writer, art critic and amateur artist [more]. She posed for JW during the summer and autumn of 1886. The completed work, Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354), was exhibited at the Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887, (cat. no. 259).