The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, 1895
Record 10 of 12

System Number: 09497
Date: [1/2] December 1895[1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Antonio Fradeletto[2]
Place: [Venice]
Repository: Archivo Storico della Arti Contemporanee della Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Call Number: Fondo Storico, Serie Autografi; Serie, Scatole Nere (Lettere 1)
Document Type: ALS[3]

Dear Sir -

In answer to your kind and courteous letter[4], I beg that you will present my most distinguished compliments to his Excellency the Sydico of Venice, and say that long absence from Paris, and much travelling, have prevented my writing in acknowledgement of the honour conferred upon me at the Exhibition.

I am anxious that his Excellency should know that I am highly sensible of this most flattering testimonial if sympathy [p. 2] coming to me from Venice the Beautiful!

I would further take this occasion to ask you to convey also my thanks and my appreciation to the Gentlemen of the Committee -

And I have, dear Sir,
the honour to be
Your obedient Servant

J. McNeill Whistler


Dec. 1895

The Hon. Secretary
of the Exposition Internationale - Venice

P. S. Any further communication, please address
Care of Messrs Drummond[5]. & Co.
Charing Cross - London

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1.  [1/2] December 1895
This letter relates to an award given to JW for his contribution to the 1st Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, 1895. It is likely that this letter was written immediately before a letter dated 4 December 1895 from A. Fradeletto sending JW a cheque, #05934.

2.  Antonio Fradeletto
Antonio Fradeletto (1858-1930), literary historian, art critic and writer, radical politician, and general secretary of the Venice Biennale [more].

3.  ALS
There is a draft of this letter, #05935.

4.  letter
9 September 1895, #05833.

5.  Messrs Drummond
Charles Drummond (b. ca 1855- d. 1932), banker [more].