Documents associated with: Tentoonstelling van Kunstwerken van Levende Meesters, Amsterdam, 1889
Record 11 of 18
System Number: 00624
Date: 14 October 1889
Author: Théodore Child
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C125
Document Type: ALS
99 Av. de Villiers
14 Oct. 1889
Dear Mr Whistler
I have received your very kind note and feel much honored by your appreciation of the Harper article. What I said about your creations is precisely what I feel, and it is, as you may imagine, no small satisfaction for me to find that you approve. I will convey your compliments to the French engravers who will, I am sure, be delighted.
I shall be very curious to see your etchings of Amsterdam, [p. 2] the other Venice. I have the most delicious [vapory?] souvenirs of the place.
I had not seen the newspaper cuttings which you inclosed [sic] in your letter. The reading of ephemeral sheets tends to trouble one's serenity and I do as little of it as possible. I have not heard anything about the military man: since my return I have not yet seen any Anglo-Saxons. I would quote a bit of your letter with pleasure only I have already annihilated the military men in a New York paper and cannot now with good grace toss his corpse on my critical horns. He hates me like sin it appears. Moi je ne le connais pas.
2. Harper article
Child, Theodore, 'American Artists at the Paris Exhibition,' Harpers New Monthly Magazine, vol. 79, no. 472, September 1889, pp. 489-521.
6. Moi je ne le connais pas.
Fr., I do not know him.
8. Faudrait la laver à Paris n'est-ce pas?
Fr., it should be hung out [lit. 'washed'] in Paris, should it not?