The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07733
Date: [11/12 December 1900][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Joseph Pennell[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 273/9/5
Document Type: ALS[3]

My dear Pennell -

You once said you would like to varnish me a plate[4] or two - Do you think you could bring round those little ones with you this evening? - If busy dont dream of it

[butterfly signature]

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Joseph Pennell


1.  [11/12 December 1900]
Dated by writing and reference to etching (see below).

2.  Joseph Pennell
Joseph Pennell (1860-1926), printer and illustrator, JW's biographer [more].

3.  ALS
The stationery has a mourning border.

4.  plate
Pennell prepared some copperplates for JW when the latter was preparing to go to Corsica. The acid-repellent varnish was not laid on properly and several of the etchings were spoilt.