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System Number: 05024
Date: 18 November 1892
Author: Francis Gerard Prange[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P664
Document Type: ALS


DIRECTORS.[2]
VISCOUNT BARING.   T. D. CROFT, ESQ.
ALFRED FARQUHAR, ESQ.
MARQUIS OF GRANBY, M. P.
LORD HOTHFIELD.   E. M. UNDERDOWN, ESQ., Q. C.
EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE,
HENRY BISHOP, SECRETARY.
ART MANAGER.
F. G. PRANGE.

THE GRAFTON GALLERIES, LIMITED,
8. GRAFTON STREET, W.

18 Novbr 1892

Cher Maitre,

I am grieved to have missed you - I was taken ill shortly after writing & left Paris as fast as I could. From your silence I thought that you were away.

At Brussels I was laid up & got home a stone lighter and a shade greyer on Wednesday.

What shall I do re that refractory woman[3]? Will you write first - or shall I call with a letter from you? I am ready to face a battery for the sake of the picture[4].

Here I see nothing new - but in good sooth - I've not been able to go out much.

The Galleries are approach[p. 2]ing completion & look very well.

Pray remember me very cordially to your wife[5] & believe me, Cher Maître
Yrs always

F G Prange

[three ink sketches[6]]


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Notes:

1.  Francis Gerard Prange
Francis Gerard Prange (b. ca 1843), London art dealer [more].

2.  DIRECTORS.
List includes: Henry John Brinsley Manners (1852-1925), MP, Marquess of Granby [more]; Emmanuel Maguire Underdown (1831-1913), barrister [more]; Edward Montagu Stuart Granville Stuart-Wortley (1827-1899), 1st Earl of Wharncliffe [more]; Henry Bishop, Secretary of the Grafton Gallery, possibly an artist.

3.  woman
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more].

4.  picture
Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228) was eventually shown at the 1st exhibition, Grafton Galleries, London, 1893.

5.  wife
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].

6.  three ink sketches
B. Whistler, Two heads of a woman and a mirror (z278) Two drawings of a woman's head and one of a mirror by Beatrix Whistler.