The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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Record 6 of 13

System Number: 03330
Date: [22 August 1886[1]]
Author: JW
Place: [Melun][2]
Recipient: Gertrude Elizabeth Campbell[3]
Place: London
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 5
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

If you are in Town I ought not to be here - on the banks of the Marne! -

Absurd simply! - but I shall be back by the end of the week - and ready to go on with our great work[4] at once -

What do you say of Monday - 30th. at three? -

I hope the country has done you no harm -

It could not make you more beautiful -

[butterfly signature]

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The Lady Collin [sic] Campbell
2. Victoria Mansions
London -
Angleterre [5]-
[postmark:] MELUN / SEINE ET MARNE. / [illegible] 22 / AOUT / 86
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S. W. / L R / AU 23 / 86


1.  22 August 1886
Dated from postmark.

2.  [Melun]
JW was visiting George Aloysius Lucas (1824-1909), art dealer in Paris [more], who gave him a sitting for Portrait of George A. Lucas (YMSM 355) on 22 August, (Randall, Lillian, ed., George A. Lucas: An American Art Agent in Paris, 1857-1909, Princeton, 1979, p. 635).

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

4.  great work
Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354).

5.  Angleterre
Double underlined.