Documents associated with: 5th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1895
Record 10 of 13
System Number: 07816
Date: [October 1895?]
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/6/4
Document Type: ALS
The Royal Lion - Lyme Regis
My dear Joseph -
Delighted to have your letter - and nice of you to write the news of the Private View - I am glad that you like the Carmen - Some of the lithographs are absolute failures and I shall destroy them - Some have come out well - but I must do better yet
[p. 2] George Moore must have been a spectacle of degradation before his portrait! -
Rather fine if you were to get off something about its being clear judgeing by the latest [
illegible] painting of Mr Whistler why Mr. Moore objected to being shot at by the nearsighted man who did that head! - What do you think?
Does Whibley say when he is coming to town? I wish you would write me a post card to tell me -
I will see about what you say a propos of an Exhibition of the lithographs
With kindest regards -
1. [October 1895?]
The date '' has been added at the top of the letter in an unknown hand. Dated by the reference to 'Carmen', (see below).
JW had an exhibition shortly afterwards, Mr Whistler's Lithographs, The Fine Art Society, London, 1895.
7. Prince Troubetskoy
Prince Paul Troubetzkoy (1866-1938), sculptor.
JW had challenged Moore to a duel, which he declined.