Documents associated with: Gentle Art (Ford)
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I beg to acknowledge safe arrival of scalp, 'Theodore Child,' in capital condition - merci tant!
1. [1/5 January 1887?]
This is a response to Child's dignified letter of 31 December 1886 (#00613), and probably predates drafts of an account of his dispute with Child (see C. Morley to JW, 6 January 1887, #04380).
Published first in 'Mr Whistler and His Critic's Convictions', Truth, 13 January 1887, no. 524, vol. 21, p. 55. The letter has been transcribed as published in Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, ed. Sheridan Ford, Paris, 1890, pp. 149-50. See Getscher, Robert H., and Paul G. Marks, James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. Two Annotated Bibliographies, New York and London, 1986, B. 44.