The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: A Loan Collection of Modern Paintings, Leinster Hall, Dublin, 1899
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System Number: 05954
Date: 15 March 1899
Author: Antonio Fradeletto[1]
Place: Venice
Recipient: JW
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler V43
Document Type: MsLS

[Crest with the lion of St Mark on a shield, and a scroll:] ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE ARTISTICA VENEZIA


the 15th March 1899

Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your kind letter of the 12th inst. We have immediately written to Mr. Alexander[2], according to your advice, praying him to make all efforts in order to get the picture[3] from the Dublin Exhibition[4] in time for the opening of ours, and thanking him, of course, of his kindness. We have read with pleasure Mr. Alexander's letter, and send it now back to you in conformity to your wishes.

Yesterday evening we have received very good news: Mr. Burrell[5] has confirmed his consent relatively to your "Princess[6]", telling us the insurance, that [p. 2] we have telegraphically accepted. We have added that if he think [necessary] he may make the sending by grande vitesse.

Hoping to receive other good news like these, we assure you that the pictures will be hung up conforming [to] your wish, and pray you to agree the expression of our highest admiration.

The General Secretary

A. Fradeletto

[written at the foot of p. 1:] Mr. J. McNeill Whistler

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

2.  Mr. Alexander
William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), banker and patron [more].

3.  picture
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129)

4.  Dublin Exhibition
A Loan Collection of Modern Paintings, Leinster Hall, Dublin, 1899.

5.  Mr. Burrell
William Burrell (1861-1958), ship-owner and collector [more].

6.  Princess
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50).