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 11 of 12

System Number: 09498
Date: 15 December 1895
Author: JW
Place: Lyme Regis
Recipient: Antonio Fradeletto[1]
Place: [Venice]
Repository: Venice
Call Number: Fondo Storico, Serie Autografi; Serie, Scatole Nere (Lettere 2)
Document Type: ALS

Professor Antonio Fradeletto
Secretaire General de L'Exposition

Dear Sir -

I beg to enclose the official receipt for the cheque, which you were good enough to send me, and which was forwarded to me here -

I take this occasion to thank you again for your courteous letters [p. 2] and kind expressions of sympathy -

I should especially be pleased if you will convey to the Committee of the Murano prize[2] my high appreciation of the honour of finding myself the recipient of a distinction bestowed by an Island whose art and tradition have been for ages Classic -

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

J. McNeill Whistler

Lyme Regis. Dorset -

Dec. 15. 1895.

P. S. I had already sent to you a letter[3] acknowledging your last communication from London -

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

2.  Murano prize
JW was awarded this prize for Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), in the 1st Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia, Venice, 1895.

3.  letter