Documents associated with: house, interior
Record 7 of 11
System Number: 11668
Date: [11 July 1890]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Charles Lang Freer
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 272
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
Dear Mr Freer -
Will you tell Mr Church how pleased we both are with his beautiful picture, which arrived safely. It is a most charming fancy - - and I admire it exceedingly
It is wonderfully engraved - we can do nothing like it here [p. 2] When the house is finished - (at present it is full of painters) I shall give it a place of honour in the drawing room -
I wish you would send us some of your fine weather you speak of[,] it has rained without ceasing all through last month and this - and we begin to wonder where we shall find the pictures this year as we see it is predicted that next month the [p. 4] rain fall is to measure
some four inches?!
I have written so many letters this month that I cannot remember if I acknowledged your letter with the cheque. My impression is that I did - but if I did not you must forgive me
I hope your friend is pleased with his proofs - I thought they were beauties -
With our kindest regards
[written at top left:] '[am?]'To
Mr C. L. Freer Esq
77 Alfred St
[stamp:] [POSTAGE AND INLAND REVENUE]
[postmark:] CHELS[EA] S. W. / 2XA / JY 11 / 90
1. [11 July 1890]
Dated from the postmark.
Published in Merrill, Linda, With Kindest Regards. The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, Washington and London, 1995, no. 6, pp. 74-75.
21 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890.