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System Number: 07937
Date: [1881/1882][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Théodore Duret[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/30/4
Document Type: ALS[3]


Mon cher Duret -

Venez demain - a deux heures et demie - pour trois heures - enfin avant 3. heures parce que Madame Meux[4] s'en va à 3. heures -

Venez - et dites moi un peu rondement votre opinion - car je suis un peu trop entouré par les philistines et [p. 2] à force de combatre je demande à la fin un defenseur !! -

Tout à vous

[butterfly signature]

13. Tite Street

Jeudi soir . -


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Translation:

My dear Duret -

Come tomorrow - at half past two - for three o'clock - anyway before three o'clock because Mrs Meux is leaving at 3 o'clock -

Come - and tell me your opinion quite frankly - because I am a little too much surrounded by the philistines and [p. 2] from having been fighting I now need a defender !! -

Yours always

[butterfly signature]

13. Tite Street

Thursday evening. -


Notes:

1.  [1881/1882]
Dated from address, signature, and reference to Valerie Meux (see below).

2.  Théodore Duret
Théodore Duret (1838-1927), art critic and collector [more].

3.  ALS
This letter was published in MacDonald, Margaret F., and Joy Newton, 'Correspondence Duret-Whistler,' Gazette des Beaux-Arts, November 1987, pp. 150-64, at p. 153.

4.  Madame Meux
Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more], posed for three portraits between about August 1881 and April 1882: Arrangement in Black: Lady Meux (YMSM 228), Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229), and Portrait of Lady Meux in Furs (YMSM 230).