The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890
Record 9 of 14

System Number: 09565
Date: [17/18 September 1890][1]
Author: Beatrix Whistler[2]
Place: London
Recipient: Edward W. Hooper[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Private collection
Document Type: ALS


Dear Mr Hooper,

Jimmie has rushed off in a great hurry, and has asked me to write to you for him.

He is very much pleased at [p. 2] your wishing to have the picture, it is a great pet of his, and he has been asking rather a large price for it; but if you think 100 guineas is not too much for the "Fête on the Sands"[4] you shall [p. 3] have it.

Will you let us know - at once, because it is now at the Exposition at Brussells[5] and we must let them know - that it is not for sale.

I hope Miss Hooper[6] is well, tell her I mean to bring [p. 4] Mr Whistler to America[7] very soon, and then he shall make of her that other picture, he is always talking about.

With kindest regards from us both
Believe me
Very sincerely yours

Beatrix Whistler.

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1.  [17/18 September 1890]
Dated from Hooper's reply on 19 September 1891 (#02165).

2.  Beatrix Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. Her draft of this letter is #06589.

3.  Edward W. Hooper
Edward William Hooper (1839-1901), collector [more].

4.  Fête on the Sands
A Red Note: Fête on the Sands, Ostend (YMSM 366). Hooper replied on 19 September 1890 agreeing to the price (#02165).

5.  Exposition at Brussells
Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890.

6.  Miss Hooper
Ellen Sturgis Hooper (b. ca 1873), later Mrs John Briggs Potter [more]. She had posed for Portrait of Ellen Sturgis Hooper (YMSM 391).

7.  America
JW did not go back to America.