Document associated with: Fuller, Loie
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System Number: 01641
Date: [November/December 1892]
Author: Isabella Stewart Gardner
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler G7
Document Type: ALS
Dear Mr Whistler
Is it decided? About the Library I mean - I am so crazy to have anything so splendid as our great Bates Hall painted by you, that I am too excited to remain [p. 2] in doubt! Please let me know -
Will you kindly send me the papers for my Courbet - Trouville Sea - better still can't you come with the papers & have a cup of tea at five tomorrow; & then put in your pocket & bring to me the gravure, or photograph or whatever it is of your mother's portrait -
And also, best & most amiable of men! please [p. 3] bring only to show you know, the whirling tracings of Loie Fuller that you pencilled -
Do be as good as only you can & give me all this pleasure tomorrow at five & above all that of seeing you. -
Isabella S. Gardner.
JW was commissioned to paint the end panel in Bates Hall, Boston Public Library, but never completed the design (see Study for three decorative panels representing 'The Landing of Columbus', 'Queen Isabel la Catôlica of Spain', and 'Queen Elizabeth of England' for Boston Public Library, Massachusetts (M.1356) and Study for Three Decorative Panels Representing 'The Landing of Columbus', 'Queen Isabel la Católica of Spain' and 'Queen Elizabeth of England' (YMSM 396)).