Documents associated with: Exposition Internationale de Peinture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1883
Record 9 of 10
Breakfast with me here tomorrow morning you must - Simply! -
What I mean is will George and your Auntie come? - Can you make them understand that the whole thing is very slight and sketchy - merely a note! [p. 2] as who should say of the expedition of Whistler to join his brother in their native land!
I do think that your Auntie might yield a point for once and come - and then George has never seen the picture -
Remember be here by half past 12 -
You know I have had no breakfast this year - and this is only as I have explained just 'rushed' up at the last moment -
4. expedition of Whistler to join his brother
This is a mysterious statement since although JW had vague plans for a lecture tour in America, neither he nor William McNeill Whistler (1836-1900), physician, JW's brother [more], returned to America. However, it is possible that JW is referring to a pair of portraits rather than themselves, namely Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter (YMSM 122), and Portrait of Dr William McNeill Whistler (YMSM 123), which may have still been owned by the artist or sitter.
Underlined four times.
7. Mrs. Jopling - or Madame Gabrielli
Louise Jopling (1843-1933), née Goode, later Mrs Jopling-Rowe, artist [more], and Henrietta Gabrielli (b. ca 1839), wife of Antonio Gabrielli, FRGS, engineer [more].