Documents associated with: Boussod, Valadon et Cie.
Record 5 of 124
System Number: 06089
Date: 3 November 1887
Author: Thomas Robert Way
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W86
Document Type: ALS
21, WELLINGTON STREET, STRAND, W. C.
November 3 1887
Dear Mr Whistler
Goupil's people have been here this morning to say that they have not one of the artist's proofs left. They have not given me any notice before or I should have written to you earlier.
Will you let me have the ten sets which you have at the Vale tomorrow? I will come down there first thing in the morning about 10 am and bring the remainder and fetch the
m others away. They are asking for the whole to be delivered to them [p. 2] at once. This can be done if you will sign these sets for us.
your's very sincerely
Tom R. Way.
J. McNiel [sic] Whistler Esqre
1. Thomas Robert Way
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more]. Published in Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, p. 44, no. 21.
Goupil and Co. had premises at 116 New Bond Street in 1884. In 1885 Boussod, Valadon, and Co. were recorded at this address. In 1888, 116-17 New Bond Street was occupied by the Goupil Gallery, Boussod, Valadon, and Co.
3. ten sets
In November 1887 Boussod, Valadon, and Co. published a set of lithographs by JW entitled Notes (Limehouse (C.7), Nocturne (C.8), Gaiety Stage Door (C.14), Victoria Club (C.15), Reading (C.17), Old Battersea Bridge (C.18); see Spink, op. cit., letter 152; and Way, Thomas Robert, Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the Artist, London and New York, 1912, p. 87). The printing costs due to Thomas Way for editioning these sets were included in JW's bill, but remained unpaid until 1897 (Spink, op. cit., App. II. 4, entries for 1887). See Way's previous letter (#06088).
JW and Maud Franklin were living at the 'Pink Palace', The Vale, Chelsea, by February 1885. JW gave up the Vale and Fulham Road studio in the summer of 1888.