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    James McNeill Whistler Letter With an Original Drawing by the Artist An excellent content autograph letter signed with his familiar "Butterfly" signature, 2 pages, 5.1" x 4.25", Paris, [n.d.] to his publisher adding a drawing of bags of gold beneath his signature. Whistler writes in full, "Well my dear Publishers - I am afraid there will be very little feasting this time... Alas! because of an [illeg.] of work - Americans are determined to pour California into my Lap! - and I have a portrait at this moment that I begin tomorrow morning and shall have to stick steadily[?] for the next ten days when everything goes off in the Summer accepting the bags of gold left with me! - After that - the 'Songs'. You will be pleased to hear also that the change for the Pot of Paint four times over has been paid into the Bank and now you can tell the people. Come to us tomorrow evening and we will dine - and hear much more from you - bold man who publishes the revelations of the Carron! Be home by about 7:30. Always [signed]." Light creases, otherwise in excellent condition. Professionally matted with a portrait of Whistler. A fabulous piece! From the collection of Bradley O'Leary. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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