The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03619
Date: [September/December 1896?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Ernest George Brown[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 9/26
Document Type: ALS

S. W.

Dear Mr Browne [sic] -

Just a line to say that those two particular little pictures are gone - I mean the girl on the sofa - and the little shop[3] with the old woman & child in the door way -

I am off to the sea side for a few days - and perhaps may bring back something, & will let you have a peep!

Very Sincerely

J McN. Whistler

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1.  [September/December 1896?]
Dated from the address - JW stayed with William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more], for some months after the death (on 10 May) of Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more] (the letter is written at right angles to the printed address). JW's reference to the 'sea side' may indicate his trip (in mid- to late September) to northern France.

2.  Ernest George Brown
Ernest George Brown (1853 or 1854-1915), assistant manager at the Fine Art Society [more].

3.  little shop
The Little White Sofa (YMSM 258) and The Shop Window (YMSM 377), were sold by JW to Alexander Arnold Hannay (b. ca 1858), solicitor and collector [more].