The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 6th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1882
Record 12 of 12

System Number: 09592
Date: [1883/1884?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Edith Emma Marzetti[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Document Type: ALS

Dear Miss Edith -

Entirely Walter Sickert's[3] fault - as usual! -

I shall be delighted to see you this afternoon - and suppose that you come after lunch - so that I shall be ready to paint[4] at 2 o'clock -

Always Sincerely -

J McN Whistler

[butterfly signature][5]

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1.  [1883/1884?]
Dated by signature and portrait reference (see below).

2.  Edith Emma Marzetti
Edith Emma Marzetti (1865-1924), née Waller [more].

3.  Walter Sickert's
Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942), artist and writer on art [more], wrote to Miss Waller that JW's accusation was a libel (#11338).

4.  to paint
She posed intermittently between about 1882 and 1884 for Scherzo in Blue: The Blue Girl (YMSM 226). It was exhibited at 6th Summer Exhibition, Grosvenor Gallery, London, 1882, after which JW continued to work on it right up to 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', Messrs Dowdeswell, London, 1884. It was never completed and has since disappeared.

5.  [butterfly signature]
The butterfly, very carefully drawn, may be a fake.