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System Number: 00355
Date: [July/August 1892?][1]
Author: Eugène L. Boudin[2]
Place: Deauville sur Mer
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B131
Document Type: ALS[3]


à Deauville s/mer. Villa Marinetti

pour l'Été seulement

EUGÈNE BOUDIN
11, PLACE VINTIMILLE

[p. 2] Merci, mon cher Confrère, de vos gracieuses felicitations[4] .. j'y suis d'autant plus sensible qu'elles me viennent d'un peintre dont, depuis bien longtemps, j'ai appris à admirer les travaux .. Et me rappelle le souvenir de notre rencontre il y a dejà bien des années.

Croyez aux plus amicales salutations de votre dévoué

E. Boudin


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Translation:

EUGENE BOUDIN
11, PLACE VINTIMILLE
at Deauville on sea, Villa Marinetti

for the summer only

[p. 2] Thank you, my dear Colleague for your kind congratulations .. I am all the more grateful since they come from a painter whose work I have admired for a long time .. And reminds me of our meeting several years ago already.

With kind regards from your devoted

E. Boudin


Notes:

1.  [July/August 1892?]
Dated by reference to summer and to congratulations (see below).

2.  Eugène L. Boudin
Eugène Louis Boudin (1824-1898), marine painter [more].

3.  ALS
The letter was published in MacDonald, Margaret F. and Joy Newton, 'Letters from the Whistler Collection (University of Glasgow). Correspondance with French Painters,' Gazette des Beaux Arts, no. 128, December 1986, pp. 201-214, at pp. 211-12. The letter was written on a visiting card.

4.  felicitations
Boudin's Villefranche; - La Rade was bought from the Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (cat. no 143) by the French State at the instigation of Léon Bourgeois, Minister of Public Education, in May 1892. In October Bourgeois appointed Puvis de Chavannes to invest Boudin with the Cross of the Légion d'honneur.