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Record 15 of 24
System Number: 03244
Date: 21 November 
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 216
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
110. Rue du Bac - Paris
Dear Mr Reid -
I have been so overwhelmed with work and law matters - that I have had not [a] moment before in which I could tell you that your propositions about the pastel is no such simple matter as you seem to think -
The picture is complete as it stands - and so far simple enough, if you like -
But to change it by the further work you suggest, is quite another affair -
I should have to take a model and [p. 2] look over the whole thing - and the end of it would be a new picture that I might as well do on a new paper -
However - one thing is quite certain -
If any wants to buy - he ought to take it as it is - If he doesn't he ought not to have it at all!
What do you want for it anyhow? -
You might let me know -
I think it very pretty - and wouldn't mind having it - if I can afford it -
J McN Whistler
1. 21 November 
Year dated from reference to 'law matters'.