The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: [Exposition], Société des XX (Vingt), Brussels, 1884
Record 8 of 13

System Number: 07912
Date: [21 January 1884][1]
Author: JW
Place: St Ives
Recipient: Charles William Deschamps[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/23/8
Document Type: ALS


My dear Deschamp [sic] -

Do send me a line to tell me that the things got off all right for Bruxelles[4] - also any news you have of their safe arrival -

What about Galleries? Galerries? Galerries and Games? -

Also tell me of the Election at the Hogarth Club[5] - I want to know if it all went well with my Candidate Menpes[6]? -

I have a letter from the Insurance [people?] [p. 2] Shall I send them the cheqke cheque at once - or wait until I hear from you whether the Societé des XX mean to pay? -

I am getting tired of this place as you may well imagine -

Yours Always -

J McNeill Whistler

14. Barnoon Terrace -
St Ives Cornwall -

Has it been made all right about the Catalogue[7]?

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1.  [21 January 1884]
The date is noted in another hand.

2.  Charles W. Deschamps
Charles William Deschamps (1848-1908), art dealer [more].

3.  21/1/84
Written in another hand.

4.  Bruxelles
JW's letter to Deschamps on 29 January 1884 (#07913) discusses the paintings to be sent to [Exposition], Société des XX (Vingts), Brussels, 1884.

5.  Hogarth Club
Club for artists and connoisseurs.

6.  Menpes
Mortimer Luddington Menpes (1860-1938), artist [more]. He was not elected at this date; see also JW's letter to him later in the spring conveying the news of a further failed election attempt (#10001). However Menpes was eventually elected to the Hogarth (see #10031).

7.  Catalogue
JW sent a sketch of Paintings for exhibition (M.910) which was reproduced in the catalogue for the first exhibition of Les XX. He had also written to Deschamps on 17 January (#07911) requesting that the titles to his paintings be recorded precisely in the catalogue.