The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice 1899
Record 21 of 32

System Number: 08978
Date: 6 March [1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: William Burrell[2]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac -

Sunday. March 6 -

Dear Mr. Burrell -

I hear nothing from you -

The little question about the water colour[3] at the Glasgow Exhibition, I should much like you to answer - as I am quite intrigued about such drawing at all! -

Now however [p. 2] it is fully time to expedite the "Princesse[4]" to Venice - I [may?] not again tell you how pleased I am [at?] your standing by me on this occasion - The Venice Exhibition I have already said to you I look upon as probably the most dignified and the most appreciative on the continent -

I have letters from the Mayor[5] & Council all most grateful for the loan of your picture -

If they had known your address, they would have written to you personally to thank you - and doubtless will do so in due course -

Do write me a line -

Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

The King[6] is to open The Exhibition - and I consider the occasion one of importance to myself -

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1.  6 March [1899]
Dated by the reference to an exhibition (see below); see also a related letter, #01546.

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

3.  water colour
Convalescent or Petit Déjeuner; note in opal (M.903).

4.  Princesse
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50), lent by Burrell to 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice, 1899.

5.  Mayor
Comte Filippo Grimani (1850-1921), Mayor of Venice, President of the Internation Art Exhibition of the City of Venice [more].

6.  King
Umberto I (1844-1900), King of Italy [more].