The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1893
Record 6 of 8

System Number: 09707
Date: 1 June 1893
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: London
Repository: New York Public Library
Call Number: E. G. Kennedy I/40
Credit Line: Edward Guthrie Kennedy Papers / Manuscripts and Archives Division / The New York Public Library / Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

June 1. 1893

Dear Mr Kennedy -

All right - many thanks for cheque received: £140—

Portrait[2] still going on -

Will write soon and arrange plans. London must be dull after Paris - but it is curiously cold here for June!

You don't say if you have seen the Grafton Gallery[3] - and [p. 2] how you like the Sarasate[4]? - I believe you said you had never seen it -

With kindest regards

J. McN. Whistler.

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'June 1, 1893[5]'

E. G. Kennedy. Esq.
Co. Messrs Lauser[6].
25. Garrick Street
Covent Garden
Angleterre -
[postmark:] [PARIS] 80 / R. DU BAC / [...] 1 / JUIN / 93
[postmark on verso:] LONDON.W.C. / [3A?] / JU2 / 9[3?]


1.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more]. He had written to JW on 23 May 1893, #07217.

2.  Portrait
Probably Arrangement in Grey and Green: Portrait of J. J. Cowan (YMSM 402).

3.  Grafton Gallery
3rd Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1893.

4.  Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315).

5.  June 1, 1893
Written in an unknown hand in the top left corner.

6.  Lauser
Gustave Lauser (b. ca 1841), London print-seller [more].