Documents associated with: Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881
Record 18 of 49
System Number: 09039
Date: [1 February 1881]
Repository: Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Call Number: Walter Brewster Collection
Document Type: ALS
[embossed roundel with head of Leonardo]
Dear Crawshay -
Your kind invitation I have only just had - having been absent from Wimp[o]le St for the last day or two -
You must not expect me however, for we are all in great sadness because of the death of my Mother - Forgive my writing more - but if you will look in at the Gallery in Bond Street any afternoon it may be my good chance to see you as I sometimes am obliged to see after my affairs there -
Meanwhile with many thanks
Very sincerely Yours
J. A. McN. Whistler
28 Wimpole Street.
You require no pass at the Gallery other than your own visiting card -
1. [1 February 1881]
Dated from references to the gallery and the death of Anna M. Whistler on 31 January 1881.
Crawshay, a social acquiantance of JW. There was a Sydney Crawshay living at 52 Guilford Street, London, WC, and a Robert Thompson Crawshay, at 16 Berkeley Square, W, in 1881 (Kelly's Post Office Directory). See a reference to dining with Crawshay in a letter from JW, #13634.
'8' is written in another hand at the top of p. 1.
JW's exhibition, Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881, opened on 29 January 1881.
7. You require ... card
Written in the left-hand margin, at right-angles to the main text.