The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890
Record 4 of 14

System Number: 11300
Date: [May 1890?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Gérard Harry[2]
Place: [Brussels]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 9/709
Document Type: TLc



Most charming of you to have taken this trouble for me dear Mr. Harry! - and I should still really like to know the real truth -

Meanwhile I have no doubt that you are quite right about the - Broadway person[3]! - You know the story? All London turned its back upon him - - - and yet he had to fly! - You do not mean to say that he is received in Bruxelles?

Do not let me miss anything in the Indépendance - The last is delightful. When do you begin your "Salon[4]"? -

[butterfly signature]

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1.  [May 1890?]
Dated from address, probable reference to Ford (see below), and Salon.

2.  Gérard Harry
Gérard Harry (fl. 1877-1890), journalist for L'Indépendance Belge [more].

3.  Broadway person
Possibly Sheridan Ford (1860-1922), poet, critic, politician and writer on art [more]. He had attempted to publish Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890 in Belgium.

4.  Salon
Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890. In #10538 JW mentions having sent 'several paintings and etchings' to this show.