Documents associated with: II Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice, 1897
Record 2 of 8
System Number: 05939
Date: [January/July 1896]
Author: Antonio Fradeletto
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V28
Document Type: ALS
[arms of Venice:] SINDACO DI VENEZIA
My dear Sir,
I take the liberty in the name of our Mayor and of the Venitian [sic] artists to express to you again our earnest desire to have your name illustrious as forming part of the Committee of Patronage for our next International Art Exhibition in Venice to be held in 1897.
Hoping you will grant us this highly esteemed favour, I beg to anticipate [p. 2] you our best thanks.
With kind regards believe me, my dear Sir,
Prof. A. Fradeletto
Secretary of the Exhibition
[written at the foot of p. 1:]To Sir J. M. N. Whistler
1. [January/July 1896]
JW did not appear on the Committee of Patronage on the official letter sent out later in 1896 (#05936). Early in the year he was unable to deal with such matters, since his wife was dying; see his apologies, which presumably arrived too late for his name to be added to the Committee, #05940.
Although this was addressed to JW in Paris, he would have been in London at this time.