The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 5th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1881
Record 4 of 7

System Number: 07934
Date: [29 April 1881][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Théodore Duret[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/30/7
Document Type: ALS[3]

Mais mon cher Duret -

Il faut absolument venir demain au Private View[4] du Grosvenor - Tachez d'y être vers les 3 ou 4 heures - nous aurons à causer - et au moins nous pouvons voir ensemble -

Tout a vous

J A McN. Whistler


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But my dear Duret -

You must absolutely come to the Private View at the Grosvenor tomorrow - Try to be there about 3 or 4 o'clock - we have things to talk about - and at least we shall be able to look together -

Ever yours

J A McN. Whistler



1.  Théodore Duret
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more].

2.  [29 April 1881]
Date in another hand, probably that of Duret, inserted at foot of page.

3.  ALS
Deep mourning border. This letter was published in MacDonald, Margaret F., and Joy Newton, 'Correspondence Duret-Whistler,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts, November 1987, pp. 150-64, at p. 152.

4.  Private View
5th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1881 opened on 1 May 1881. JW exhibited Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129) in the show.