The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05381
Date: [25/31 January 1889?][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: John Singer Sargent[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler S25
Document Type: ALS[3]

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Quite charming my dear Sargent! -

It was indeed a foul body[4], as you tersely put it, for my "little hand" .... my "little foot" to come upon! -

En revanche[5] however, I am sure you will be pleased to know that he appears at a Paris exhibition without his "Oldham" - I suppose I kicked it off altogether!! ... so far the "little foot". .

Always mon cher

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1.  [25/31 January 1889?]
Dated by reference to JW's quarrel with Stott, and sequence of correspondence (see below).

2.  John Singer Sargent
John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), artist [more].

3.  ALS
This is a reply to an undated letter from Sargent, #05379. There is also a draft, GUL Whistler S24 (#05380).

4.  a foul body
William Stott of Oldham (1857-1900), genre and landscape painter [more].

5.  En revanche
Fr., on the other hand.