The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, 1895
Record 9 of 12

System Number: 05935
Date: [1/2 December 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Antonio Fradeletto[2]
Place: [Venice]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V24
Document Type: ALdI

Dear Sir -

Ma In answer to your kind and courteous letter I beg that you will present my most distinguished compliments to his Excellency the Syndico of Venice[3] and say that long absence from Paris, and much traveling, have prevented my writing in acknowledgement of the honour conferred upon me at the Exhibition[4] -

I am greatly anxious that his Excellency should know that I am highly sensible of this most flattering testimonial of sympathy coming to me from Venice the Beautiful - And I would further take this occasion to ask you to convey Also to the Committee my thanks & my appreciation to the Gentlemen of the Committee -

And I have, dear Sir
the honour to be Your obt sert


The Secretary
Exposition International of Fine Arts

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1.  [1/2 December 1895]
This is a draft of #09497.

2.  Antonio Fradeletto
Antonio Fradeletto (1858-1930), literary historian, art critic and writer, radical politician, and general secretary of the Venice Biennale [more].

3.  Syndico of Venice
Comte Filippo Grimani (1850-1921), Mayor of Venice, President of the Internation Art Exhibition of the City of Venice [more].

4.  Exhibition
1st Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, 1895.