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Charles Lang Freer to Edward Warren, February 19, 1901

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Charles Lang Freer to Edward Warren, February 19, 1901

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Letter from Freer to Warren

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" Your kind letter of the 17th instant, containing the two newspaper clippings, came this morning, and I thank you for your goodness in sending them and for calling my attention to the error in the title of the “Princess of Porcelain”. The syllable should be “du” instead of “des”, although I find that it has been catalogued erroneously both ways. It has been shown sometimes, too, without the prefix, “Rose and Silver”. Under all the circumstances, it would be wiser to follow Mr. Whistler’s original catalogue, or, at least, the earliest known to me, in which the title appeared as follows: --
“Rose and Silver—La Princess du Pays de la Porcelaine”

Date

1901

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F1903.91a-b

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Freer

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#33 Ferry Avenue,
Detroit, Michigan,
February 19, 1901.
Dear Mr. Warren:--
Your kind letter of the 17th instant, containing the two newspaper clippings, came this morning, and I thank you for your goodness in sending them and for calling my attention to the error in the title of the “Princess of Porcelain”. The syllable should be “du” instead of “des”, although I find that it has been catalogued erroneously both ways. It has been shown sometimes, too, without the prefix, “Rose and Silver”. Under all the circumstances, it would be wiser to follow Mr. Whistler’s original catalogue, or, at least, the earliest known to me, in which the title appeared as follows: --
“Rose and Silver—La Princess du Pays de la Porcelaine”.
It is good of you to bear me in mind in connection with the hanging of the pictures and in examining the proof sheets of the catalogue, but I cannot reach Boston until Monday afternoon. My plans are to leave here on Sunday evening, the 21st, accompanied by my friend, Col. Hecker. We are due to arrive in [page 2] Boston at three o’clock Monday afternoon, but the train is likely to be late. We shall stop at the Hotel Vendome, and if I can serve you in any way during Monday evening, don’t hesitate to command me.
During Tuesday forenoon, I shall call at Copley Hall, hoping to have an early glimpse at the pictures and to aid, if possible, in any way in which I can be useful.
Your telegram of this morning, telling me of your disappointment concerning Mr. Johnson, was answered immediately after its receipt. I am very sorry that you are not to have the “Lange Leizen”, and regret that I cannot help you get it. I have never met Mr. Johnson, and unfortunately, am without influence in the matter.

With kindest regards, I remain,
Yours sincerely,
Charles L. Freer

Edward R. Warren, Esq.,
C/O Union Club,
Park Street,
Boston.

Citation

"Charles Lang Freer to Edward Warren, February 19, 1901," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Item #3541, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3541 (accessed November 18, 2017).