Portrait of M. R. Elden (1) dates from 1882. 1
According to the Pennells, this full-length portrait, 'a fine thing', which they knew from a photograph, and a small version of it, dating from 1882, had 'vanished.' 3
In an undated letter, Whistler urged Matthew Robinson Elden (1839-1885) to come for a sitting, possibly for this portrait:
'I hope you will turn up early tomorrow morning at the Studio - in time for breakfast
Do be there by 9. o'clock - so that we might begin the day betimes - Every thing gets so late! we must turn over a new leaf!' 4
However, there is no further reference to the portrait.
Last updated: 8th November 2019 by Margaret