The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 1st International Exhibition of the Union of Austrian Artists, Vereinigung Bildender Künstler, Vienna, 1898
Record 4 of 7

System Number: 09780
Date: [5 June 1898][1]
Author: George Sauter[2]
Place: Paris
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[3]
Place: Paris
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy II/115
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS[4]

Hotel de Castille, 37 Rue Cambon

June first 1. Sunday, 1898.

Dear Sir,

Mr. Whistler informed me that you had no information about yo the Etchings you kindly sent to the Exhibition in Vienna[5] and I much regret that you have reason for complaint.

I have written to Vienna s to ask the council to send you some explanation about the Etchings by Mr. Whistler and why they are not in the Catalog.

I dare say they arrived too late for the first Edition of the Catalog.

Yours very truly

G. Sauter

Monsieur Kennedy.
Grand Hotel Terminus.

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'June 5, 1898'

Monsieur Kennedy.
Grand Hotel Terminus
Paris -
[postmark:] PARIS 26 / GARE DU NORD / 12E 5 / JUIN / 98


1.  [5 June 1898]
Dated from the postmark and the date written on the envelope, probably by Kennedy.

2.  George Sauter
George Sauter (1866-1937), painter [more].

3.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

4.  ALS
The envelope has a mourning border.

5.  Exhibition in Vienna
1st International Exhibition, Vereinigung Bildender Kϋnstler, Vienna, 1898. A note by Kennedy reads 'From Sauter à propos of etchings by W. not returned from the Vienna Exhibition to America.' See #12579 for a list of JW's works. The etchings are not identified.