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System Number: 05041
Date: 17 May 1895
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P681
Document Type: ALS


17 May 1895

[embossed circular crest with crown:] THE REFORM CLUB

Cher Maitre,

I send you and yours best greetings. I hope that Mrs Whistler[2] is gaining strength and that her people are joyful.

Shall I send Madame Sickert[3] to Rue du Bac[4], or to 86?

And dispatch Sarasate[5] for the time is good - but short.

Que Dieu[6] vous ait dans sa santé et digne garde =

à vous

F G Prange


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Notes:

1.  Francis Gerard Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more]. She was ill with cancer.

3.  Madame Sickert
Green and Violet: Portrait of Mrs Walter Sickert (YMSM 338) had been on exhibition at 34th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1895.

4.  Rue du Bac
JW's house at 110 Rue du Bac, or studio at 86 rue Notre Dame des Champs.

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

6.  Que Dieu ... garde
Fr., may God keep you in health and dignity.