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Record 10 of 13

System Number: 03327
Date: [10 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 9
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


BEEFSTEAK CLUB,
KING WILLIAM STREET,
STRAND, W. C.

What do you think? - Can you get the early lunch and shall I be ready for you at the studio at 1.30 - ? .

Will you like the true beauty that you are send me the first thing in the morning a little wire to say [p. 2] really when you will be at the place? -

Your devoted

[butterfly signature]

Time is daring to move on and the British Artists[3] are waiting -


This document is protected by copyright.


Envelope:

To
The Lady Collin [sic] Campbell -
2. Victoria Mansions -
Westminster -

[butterfly signature]

[stamp:] POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] LONDON-W / [...] 1 / SP 10 / 86


Notes:

1.  [10 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]. She was posing for Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354).

3.  British Artists
The portrait was exhibited in an unfinished state at the Winter Exhibition, Society of British Artists, London, 1886-1887. JW had been elected President of the Society of British Artists in June 1886.