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System Number: 13640
Date: [29 March 1882][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Mrs Maxse[2]
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M515
Document Type: ALS


BACHELORS' CLUB,
HAMILTON PLACE. W.

Dear Mrs Maxse -

Of course I shall be charmed - only I will not pretend that I do not thoroughly understand one great inducement for your visit tomorrow! - You know you want to see Lady Archie's portrait[3]! -

But I have promised not [p. 2] to show that until it is entirely completed - when if you like you shall have the first peep -

Still do come tomorrow - I can show you one of the Mrs Meux[4] - (the other has gone to Paris[5]) - and an etching or two -

Will you come at about 4.30 and let me give you a cup of tea?

Very sincerely Yrs

J McNeill Whistler

13. Tite Street.
Chelsea -


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Envelope:

Mrs Maxse -
15 - Alexander Square
South Kensington
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON. W. / 7 / MR 29 / 82

[on verso:] BACHELORS' CLUB

[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / A N / MR29 / 82


Notes:

1.  [29 March 1882]
Dated from postmark.

2.  Mrs Maxse
Mrs Maxse, a Chelsea acquaintance of JW.

3.  Lady Archie's portrait
Probably Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242), the one completed portrait of Janey Sevilla Campbell (ca 1846 - d.1923), née Callander, Lady Archibald Campbell [more].

4.  Mrs Meux
Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229).

5.  Paris
Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228) was in the 100th exhibition, Ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure et lithographie des artistes vivants, Palais des Champs Elysées, Paris, 1882.