The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 10544
Date: [7/14 November 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Louise Jopling[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Published
Document Type: PLfc[3]

You may well imagine, dear Mrs. Louise, that we are not in town, until we have seen you!

However, before we journey again, you and George[4] must come and see us, and the Magpie[5], and even the etchings[6]!

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1.  [7/14 November 1888]
Dated by reference to the Whistlers' return from honeymoon, with a magpie (see below).

2.  Louise Jopling
Louise Jopling (1843-1933), née Goode, later Mrs Jopling-Rowe, artist [more].

3.  PLfc
Published by Louise Jopling in Twenty Years of My Life 1867-87, London, 1925, p. 297.

4.  George
Probably George W. Rowe, lawyer, third husband of Louise Jopling [more].

5.  Magpie
The magpie, 'Coco', was brought back by Beatrix and JW, newly returned from honeymoon in France. See JW's letter to C. J. W. Hanson, 25 October 1888 (#08842).

6.  etchings
'Renaissance set', 1888 (K.368-402) (excat 9).