* WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill (1834-1903). Autograph letter signed (signed with his "butterfly" emblem), to Malcolm Salaman. N.p., n.d. [envelope postmarked 27 December 1888].
1 page, oblong 8vo, with original addressed stamped and postmarked envelope, traces of mounting on blank verso, slightly creased, small red mark lower right corner. Malcolm Salaman (1855-1940) was the art and drama critic of the Sunday Times, and was on the staff of The Graphic. He wrote a number of books and articles about art and art history, including The Great Painter-Etchers, from Rembrandt to Whistler (1913). Whistler writes: "Have you seen the enclosed my dear Salaman? [presumably an article, not present here] - Sometimes you miss The World and I doubt not you read the Pall Mall (Dec. 13) Interview so you had better have this! - There was a curious little paragraph in last Sunday's S[unday] T[imes] that I am sure could not have been written by you."
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California