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System Number: 04070
Date: 28 November 1891
Author: Valerie Meux[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M340
Document Type: ALS

41, PARK LANE.[2]

Nov 28th 1891

Dear Mr Whistler

I have not yet received the picture[3][.] I did not intend to make a new frame[4] for it, as the old one is in very good [p. 2] order, however as you have a new one I suppose I must accept it. When you send it, will you order your man to take away the pink one[5] which I am sending you[.] I think it would be as well if you [p. 3] were to varnish it.

I am not at all well so I fear it will be some little time before I shall be able to sit for my picture[6].

When you are passing this way I should be glad to see you[.] I am in after 4 30

Yours Sincerely

V/S Meux

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1.  Valerie Meux
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more].

2.  41, PARK LANE.
The address is embossed.

3.  picture
Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229).

4.  frame
Frederick H. Grau (d. 1894/1895), picture framer [more], reframed many of JW's pictures in 1891 and 1892.

5.  pink one
Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228).

6.  picture
She did not pose again for JW.