The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890
Record 7 of 14

System Number: 02263
Date: 10 September 1890
Author: Gerard Harry[1]
Place: Brussels
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler I4
Document Type: ALS



LE Sept. 10 / 90

Cher maitre

Your works for the Salon[2] have landed safely here. Of course, they have all been received with open arms. The Hanging Committee is hard at work and, according to what is due to you and the promises made to me, you will not have to complain of want of taste on their part.

When are you and Madame Whistler[3] going to gratify us with your visit? Mrs. Harry[4] and myself are expecting you. Don't disappoint us, cher butterfly[5]. Our friend Heinemann[6] will have shown you the Independance (Salon)[7] and you will have received the Independance (Whistler-Moore)[8]. A propos, how fares Augustus[9]?

Kindest regards and remembrances to Madame Whistler and for you, cher maitre, the expression of very sincere dévouement[10]

Gerard Harry

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

2.  Salon
Exposition Générale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1890.

3.  Madame Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

4.  Mrs. Harry
Mme Harry, wife of the journalist Gérard Harry.

5.  cher butterfly
JW's monogram was a butterfly.

6.  Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

7.  Independance (Salon)
L'Indépendance Belge, review not located.

8.  Independance (Whistler-Moore)
L'Indépendance Belge, article on JW's quarrel with George Moore (1852-1933), novelist and art critic [more], not located.

9.  Augustus
Augustus Martin Moore (d. 1918), journalist and acting manager [more], with whom Whistler also quarrelled.

10.  dévouement
Fr., devotion.