Documents associated with: 12th [Exhibition], Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902
Record 4 of 20
System Number: 09044
Date: [19 April 1902]
Recipient: Richard Albert Canfield
Repository: Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Call Number: Library collections NYBA 94-A1
Document Type: ALS
74. Cheyne Walk.
Dear Mr Canfield -
The messenger came all right - and thank you so much - -
You will be pleased to read the telegram that arrived from Johnston - It was to him that I wrote tonight - [p. 2] for it occurred to me that after all perhaps my kind confrêres have been using their judgement with the best intentions to please me!? - and so I had better wait further information -
In reading the telegram, you will remember that mine to Johnston was: Wire if you think Vanderbilt portrait looks "skyed". —
You had better go and see the "New English Art Club" - tomorrow -
You remember I told you about it - You shall report your impressions on Monday -
I enclose solemn and portentious [sic] utterances from Saturday Review which you might refer to in Gallery! -
English Art Club exhibition, Egyptian Hall - Piccadilly -
I shall read the Times!
à lundi, then!
J McNeill Whistler
[p. 3] 'In reference to pictures sent to Paris Exhibition care of Humphrey Johnstone esq, and which included oval of Mrs George W. Vanderbilt.'
Richard Canfield - Esq -
Claridges Hotel -
Brook Street -
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark on verso:] LON[DON] / 7. AM / AP 19 / 02
1. [19 April 1902]
Dated from the postmark.
Written on narrow bordered mourning stationery.
5. Vanderbilt portrait
JW had told Canfield that he was sending Ivoire et or: Portrait de Madame Vanderbilt (YMSM 515) to the 12th Exhibition, Ouvrages de Peintures, Sculpture, Dessin, Gravure, Architecture et Objets d'Art, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1902 (cat. no. 1193) (#03049). The exhibition opened on 21 April 1902.
6. 'New English Art Club'
A critic commented that their annual exhibition was dominated by the work of Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942), painter [more] (see Sickert, Oswald, 'The Twenty-Seventh Exhibition of the New English Art Club', Studio, vol. 24, no. 106, January 1902, pp. 263-68).
Fr., until Monday.
The note 'In reference ... Vanderbilt' appears to be in Canfield's hand.