Documents associated with: 4th [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1894
Record 17 of 35
System Number: 05015
Date: 27 May 1894
Author: Edward John Poynter
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P655
Document Type: ALS
28 ALBERT GATE, S. W.
May 27. 94.
My dear Whistler,
I suspect that what Du Maurier says in his "interview" is true enough, that he had no idea that you would be hurt by anything he had said - Anyhow I am delightfully in the dark, not having read the book, & I am [p. 2] not going to quarrel with Du Maurier. - altho' your letter is so seductive, that you almost persuade me to take a side. I know you will say this is just like me; but there is not time in this life to go into these things. Besides I am convinced that Du Maurier could not have had any wish [p. 3] to offend or to hurt any one's feelings, & I wish you could see it in the same light & drop it -
I do not know whether I shall have a chance of getting over to see the Salons. If so I will go & see you.
I will find out Lamont's address & send it to you, but I am sure he will look upon [p. 4] this business just as I do, only more so, if only for old friendship's sake.
Yours very sincerely
Edward J. Poynter.
An interview with Du Maurier, entitled 'Mr Whistler and Mr Du Maurier: The Punch Artist's Attitude', was published in The Pall Mall Gazette, no. 9096, vol. 58, 19 May 1894, pp. 1-2.
Du Maurier, George, Trilby: A Novel, New York, 1894.
4th Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1894.