Documents associated with: 63rd Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893-1894
Record 4 of 7
System Number: 06622
Date: [22/30 February 1894?]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Helen Euphrosyne Whistler
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W616
Document Type: ALS
My dear Nellie,
I expect "The Forge" will fetch a lot - but so much the better. I am afraid the chairs, too, are hardly worth while, as they have such gorgeous covers - they will of course fetch more. We will go to the £15, although we cant afford it!! If you like any of the tables very much - we would [p. 2] like to have one and the rug - if that is very pretty - Jimmie likes the kind with no pile or very little and the pattern in black - but if you like it it will be sure to be all right - Those tables I think fetch at Christies something like £7 or £8 ... but - if we get ["]The Forge" then thats all we can do. I dont think it would be much good - sending Mr [p. 3] Hanson, the Clerk would be safer -
Have you seen Mrs. Haden lately? Your cousin's wife must be feeling very blue, I should think!! but they will get all right [p. 4] again some day - I suppose. They say things are beginning to get better - Did Jimmie tell you he has got the gold medal in Philadelphia for Lady Archies picture - She wrote the other day, and sent me a photograph of herself on a Tobaggan in a
he sort of Orlando costume - long boots - &c. she is surrounded by snow - and has to be looked at upside down! When we have a little more money will you go to Howards for us? How is Willie? What is the row with the Dr. at the hospital?
I dread rows - more than ever - but Jimmie hasn't bothered about people so much lately. There is a lot of painting but I must not talk - perhaps he will have a relapse!!
1. [22/30 February 1894?]
Dated from the reference to the Temple Gold Medal, of which JW was notified in a letter dated 16 February 1894, to which he replied on 4 March (see #02691). It is possible that the envelope postmarked 22 February 1894, #06725, goes with this letter.
5. very much
8. Julia Whistler
Julia de Kay Revillon (1855-1930), née Whistler, JW's niece [more]. She sold Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34) at auction, Christie's, London, 10 February 1894 (lot 69). It was bought by 'Collin' or 'Collard' (possibly meaning Colnaghi's) for £199.10.0.
Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) had been awarded the Temple Gold Medal in the 63rd Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893-1894. It was bought for the Wilstach Collection in 1894, the first work by JW bought for an American public collection.
Possibly Howard and Sons, upholsterers and decorators at 25-27 Berners Street, Oxford Street
14. I dread rows
'I dread ... Trix.' is written at the top of p. 1.