The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice 1899
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System Number: 08974
Date: 26 December 1898
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: William Burrell[1]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums
Document Type: ALS

Dear Mr. Burrell -

You will doubtless be asked, by the Director, to lend the "Princesse[2]" to the Exhibition about to open in St. Petersburg[3] -

Of course I should like it to be seen every where - for it [p. 2] is a great pet of mine - and

Only I think it right to tell you that I want you very much to lend it to Venice[4] at their next Exhibition in April -

If you can spare it for Russia as well as for Italy of course I shall be too delighted

But for Venice I rely upon you -

The St. Petersburg Exhibition will be, I believe, somewhere in January - and to last as I understand but for a month or so - and the Exhibition in Venice, is to open, I think, in April next -

Kindly let me have a line from you - and believe me -

with my best wishes for the New Year -
Very faithfully

J McNeill Whistler

110. Rue du Bac Paris -

Dec 26. 1898. .

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

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

3.  St. Petersburg
The picture does not seem to have been exhibited in the 1st World of Art Exhibition, St Petersburg, 1899.

4.  to Venice
It was shown in the 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice, 1899.