The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900
Record 15 of 41

System Number: 00965
Date: 8 June 1900
Author: Charles L. Drouet[1]
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D171
Document Type: ALS

8 Juin 1900.

Mon cher Whistler

Une Médaille d'honneur[2] par jour, alors!

Reconnaissez que votre carrière artistique est Glorieusement couronnée ....... en France!

Ce que vous devez jubiler à Londres!

Revenez Bien vite dans ce pays dont les sympathies vous sont acquises, afin que nous [p. 2] nous réjouissions ensemble de ces éclatants succès si justifiés.


Ch. Drouet.

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My dear Whistler

So, a Medal a day!

You see that your artistic career has been gloriously crowned ……. In France!

Which you must celebrate in London!

Come back quickly to this country whose affection you have, so that we can celebrate together this outstanding success so well merited.

Your friend

Ch. Drouet


1.  Charles L. Drouet
Charles L. Drouet (1836-1908), sculptor and collector [more]. See his previous letter, 7 June 1900, #00964.

2.  Médaille d'honneur
JW was awarded gold medals for his etching as well as for paintings at Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.