Documents associated with: Flemish Gallery
Record 9 of 49
System Number: 05350
Date: [October 1874 / July 1875?]
Recipient: Lady Elizabeth Romilly
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R245
Document Type: ALS
2 Lindsey Houses. Chelsea -
My dear Lady Romilly -
I have received your kind note and shall be delighted to show you my paintings - Either friday or saturday afternoon if equally convenient to you would be better perhaps than tomorrow when my work is to be unusually late -
I remember with the greatest pleasure your [p. 2] visit to my Gallery and am now very much gratified that at a time when your moments are so few you still make it possible to call -
Very truly Yours
J. A. McN. Whistler
[p. 3] Lindsey Houses form a continuation of Cheyne Walk - and are opposite Old Battersea bridge at the end of the Embankment -
1. [October 1874 / July 1875?]
JW lived in 2 Lindsey Row from February 1867 to June 1878, and some letters between August 1871 and October 1876 were written as from 'Lindsey Houses'. The reference to JW's 'Gallery' suggests a date after his solo exhibition at the Flemish Gallery in June 1874 (see below). A letter mentioning Lady Romilly, written by JW to Cyril Flower, also suggests a date of late 1874 or early 1875 (#01621).
Mr Whistler's Exhibition, Flemish Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 1874. The exhibits included Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129), and Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), cat. nos. 5 and 6 respectively. The latter was still in JW's possession.
6. Lindsey Houses ... Embankment -
'Lindsey Houses ... Embankment' is written at right-angles on page three.