N.Y. Oct 24 1903
Couldn’t get over, sorry, expected to get in for last day of Int. Ex at Acad. Had to stay here today. Well, its their own fault, for not trying, that they do not show in N.Y. and they were very foolish not to book themselves for here. Much credit is do the managers outside of N.Y. for capturing to themselves such a prize—for I suppose it must have been a very fine show—I had expected to see many portraits—but heard there were but few.
Heat that Quinbys have settled up pretty much all around and that the ting is on the move again. Hope they get you to work again—provided no better opportunity turns up. I wish you could know on what a plane those etchings of yours have placed you in the minds of many—very many who know—and its been surprising how many unexpected ones have “known” in the particular case of your etchings. The word “master” is what generally comes to express the opinion of them—and you know what a daring thing it is to say of anyone who hasn’t been heralded as such from afar
Got a letter from Rudy a while back. He seems to be digging his way through in great shape and his letter was full of health and youth. Since I have been back I have been at a couple of full lengths plugging very hard
Hope to see you soon, best wishes from Mrs to Mrs—too bad about Reddys wash out—god! What a lot Reddy has to cheerfully buck up against
[drawing of Henri showing large canvas to a man]
A Dream. When you get this done I’ll have the whole family done too