Lot 637: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:33

Lot 637: ALS signed "J. McN. Whistler," one page both sides, 5.25 x 4, Hotel Chatham, Paris letterhead, no date but circa 1898-1899. Letter to fellow expatriate painter Ralph Wormeley Curtis. In full: "It is most nice and kind of you, my dear Curtis, to ask me for Sunday-but it is I am sorry to say not possible for me. I am only passing through town, and have a painting appointment on that afternoon. I hope however to call that I may here be presented to your wife-whom I only remember as the beautiful lady I once saw at Mrs. Gardiner's and who will not at all remember me." In fine condition, with a crease to one edge. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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