Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 175

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
"MY . . . EXPERIENCES OF WHISTLER . . . REMAIN AS A SORT OF DREAM" LA FARGE, JOHN. Autograph Letter Signed, "Jno Lafarge," to art critic Elisabeth Luther Cary, acknowledging that her book has been published [The works of James McNeill Whistler, 1907], offering to meet and discuss his own experiences of Whistler, complaining of illness, and hoping for good news from her or her father. 2 pages, 8vo, personal stationery, written on separate sheets; short closed separations at horizontal folds, faint uneven toning. With the original envelope. New York, 17 January 1907

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"'I see by the newspapers'--to use the usual phrase--that a book ab't Whistler has been carried out by you. . . .
"I want . . . to tell you my fine experiences of Whistler, which remain as a sort of dream, & which I hate to think of as not told--not that there's anything in them except what there was--the poetry--fool poetry perhaps--but a charm. . . ."