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Documents associated with: UK2 Victoria Mansions
Record 9 of 13

System Number: 03326
Date: [8 September 1886][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell[2]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 8
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS[3]


BEAUFORT[4] GRILL CLUB.
32. DOVER STREET. W.

Then I shall expect the lovely leopard tomorrow at 2.30

Harper Pennington[5] came in this afternoon and was completely saddened by the glory of the picture[6]!

[p. 2] [butterfly signature]

You will see in this week's Truth[7] a line I sent to restore the 'Sapeur[8]' to the understanding of the people - though what is the use? -

I hope She will be charming to us tomorrow - She can be so delightful! -


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Envelope:

To
The Lady Collin [sic] Campbell.
2. Victoria Mansions
Westminster
[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON W / 65 /7 / SP 8 / 86
[postmark on verso:] LONDON S.W. / O 7 / SP [...]8 /8[...]


Notes:

1.  [8 September 1886]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell
Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell (1857-1911), née Blood, Lady Colin Campbell, writer, art critic and amateur artist [more].

3.  ALS
A copy by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more], is in GUL MS Whistler LB 5/142/3-143/1.

4.  BEAUFORT ... W.
Embossed address.

5.  Harper Pennington
Robert Goodloe Harper Pennington (1854-1920), artist [more].

6.  picture
Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354).

7.  this week's Truth
JW to H. Labouchère, 21 August 1886, published in Truth, no. 505, vol. 20, 2 September 1885, p. 370, and reprinted in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890, pp. 169-172 (#09184).

8.  Sapeur
Fr., pioneer.