Documents associated with: Boldini, Giovanni
Record 19 of 30
System Number: 07653
Date: [25 February 1898]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 272/13/10
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac. -
All right my dear Pennell -
I shall see about you in the new Society* -
* If I have any influence! - Who knows? - I was very much opposed if I remember rightly in Suffolk St!.
It is quite true that Gilbert has resigned - and very naturally - for it had already taken an importance that would make it [p. 2] difficult for an Academician to officially countenance -
Your account of McColls French evening was very amusing - You ought to write oftener -
Kennedy said in one of his late letters that they were expecting you over there??? -
What are you and Mrs. Pennell doing? and have you still your Marseillaise [coock?]? -
So Sandys is again a frequenter of Burlington Street - What all does he say of the Society? - -
Do you ever go to the Chelsea Arts? -
Those drawings of yours of Stuttgart, I think it is, are very charming - What a pretty place -
I think I must go somewhere after the winters work is over -
Kennedy also says [p. 3] that Boldini has rather had a hard time of it - and I understand that the orders have not been overwhelming -
Sargent would know - and has done his best to help him -
Has the "Critic" been after me lately? -
With kindest regards to you both
Joseph Pennell. Esq -
14. Buckingham Street
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE
[postmark:] PARIS-80 / R. DU BAC / 1E 25 / F[EV]R / 98
[embossed:] AU BON MARCHÉ, PARIS
1. [25 February 1898]
Dated from the postmark.
The newly formed International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers. It was formally inaugurated in April 1898 and JW was elected President.
5. Suffolk St
JW was alluding to his Presidency of the Royal Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street from 1886-88. The lines 'If I have my...Suffolk St!', are written at right-angles to the main text, in the left margin and linked to the text by an asterisk.
Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904), portrait painter and designer [more]. JW may have meant Burlington House, home of the Royal Academy. However, Sandys never became an Academician.
17. Chelsea Arts
The Chelsea Arts Club.
The drawings accompanied an article in Harpers New Monthly Magazine (Allen, Elise J., 'Stuttgart, the ancient city,' Harpers New Monthly Magazine, vol. 96, no. 572, January 1898, pp. 269-82.)