Documents associated with: Jay, Mrs Louis
Record 1 of 6
System Number: 10681
Date: [December 1894/1895]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 2/11/3
Document Type: MsLc
110 rue du Bac -
My dear Mr. Jay -
If you are in town, why, in the first place, do we not see anything of you! -
And again, if, by chance, you really are still here, I want you kindly to manage a little matter for me -
In the latter case, the Committee were charming enough to ask for me the Médaille d'Honneur - If, however, the paintings were of the earlier date, this could not be entertained, because of some rule - of which by the way I had unfortunately not known -
The telegram I did not receive when it first arrived - and then it was too late to answer it - Moreover, as Mr Pearse put it, he would understand if there were no answer that the pictures were out of the running - which was the case -
But now I wish to acknowledge the great compliment paid me by these gentlemen - and I have not Mr Pearse's address -
I remember, however, that you were on the Committee yourself - and I wish therefore to thank you personally for your part in this expression of flattering sympathy - and then to beg that you will explain to Mr Pearse - and see that he gets the enclosed letter -
Can you forgive my troubling you so greatly?
With our kindest regards to your wife and yourself,
J. McN. Whistler
1. [December 1894/1895]
Dated from the reference to an exhibition that opened on 1 November 1894 (see below). The date added by the unknown copyist may be incorrect.
Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894. The medal was not awarded because JW's works were executed before 1885, the date of the previous International Exposition in Antwerp, see C. S. Pearce to JW, 28 July 1894, #00192.