Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889
Record 14 of 62
System Number: 09270
Date: [1/2 March 1889?]
Recipient: Theodore Child
Repository: Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Call Number: George A. Lucas Collection Archives, Letters - James McNeill Whistler to Theodore Child no. 5
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Child -
Forgive me if it be at all possible - and let me tell you now at once how really delighted I am with the proof of Miss Corder! -
It is simply charming - Do say so from me with my most sincere thanks & compliments to Monsieur - for the life of me I cannot at this moment remember his name! - dont tell him that! -
The Balcony is also beautiful - I fancy [p. 2] it ought to come back at once - I mean the painting of course - in order that I may borrow it again - .
I do wish I could further consult with you about the Exhibition - They are asking me here to send in on the English Section - What do you think? -
Also will they enforce the rule of no paintings later than 78? - Or does it only mean pictures that were exhibited in the last International as you at first thought?
Perhaps on the American side they would be less strict? -
Who knows? perhaps a slight reference to it might one of these days not be amiss! -
I notice that he is without his "Oldham" at present! - I suppose I must have kicked it off!! -
Presumably he means Child.
9. Durand Ruels
Paul Durand-Ruel (1828 or 1831-1922), Paris art dealer, or one of his sons, Joseph (1862-1928), Charles (1865-1892) or Georges (1866-1931).
10. the enclosed
The enclosure is missing.