Documents associated with: LaFarge, John
Record 2 of 8
System Number: 11661
Date: [16 June 1894]
Recipient: William McNeill Whistler
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 264
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: TLc
110 Rue du Bac - Paris.
My dear Willie -
The three etchings as I told Nellie brought very little - that is to say not so very little - they went for about their price at the Fine Arts Society - you see they were of the Venice Series - two of them - and the Putney Bridge - The condition of some of them good - much harmed in the mounting - Putney horribly glued down - and the corners torn off the others & pasted on again - However I dont think it is therefor so bad - and I enclose cheque for £17 - 17 - which Mr Kennedy said they came to. He told me he would send details when he gets back to New York - but there is no comfort in that ! -
Write us a line - Did you have a visit from John La Farge? He has gone back to New York but he took down your address - most seriously & I only hope he found you - for he is likely to come back next spring again or earlier and would be evidently a good patient -
How did the lecture go off? All right? -
I am of course worried to death after our manner! I must tell you all about the Du Maurier business but can't now - as must rush to studio - But why not ask Webb to dinner, he will tell you details - you know I am wiping him up! -
Aleco could tell you - Only I never know whether he is not thinking of something else! -
In awful hurry.
Love from both
J. McNeill Whistler.
Envelope:Call Number: Glasgow University Library, MS Whistler LB 5/111
William McNeill Whistler Esq. M.D.
17. Wimpole Street
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] [June 16th 1894]
1. 16 June 1894
Dated from the postmark as recorded by the copyist.
3. three etchings
Including Old Putney Bridge (K.178).
5. Venice Series
Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195).