The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894
Record 7 of 23

System Number: 03148
Date: 22 March [1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Arthur Haythorne Studd[2]
Place: Paris
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/202
Document Type: MsLc[3]

110 Rue du Bac.

March 22.

My dear Studd -

I have heard from Graham Robertson[4] - He is very nice about it - and is going to lend me his "Rosa Corder" & his "Valparaiso"[5] for the Antwerp Exhibition.

So that's all right - and, with yours[6], and what I shall send on from Hamburg[7], I shall have a splendid show!

Don't you think you might now write, as you proposed, to Messrs. Dicksee[8] of London, and tell them to call for the picture - pack with care - and send right on to Antwerp? - They will understand about insuring etc - they must have full instructions from the authorities of the Exhibition, for I see that they are the London agents (I think I told you this -)

With a thousand thanks

J.McN. Whistler

I write this in tremendous hurry - so forgive its abrupt tone! and come & see us -

[butterfly signature]

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Arthur Studd Esq.
9. Passage Alfred Stevens. Boulevard Clichy. Paris.
[postmark:] 'March 24th 1894'


1.  22 March [1894]
Dated by the postmark recorded by the copyist, and the references to exhibitions.

2.  Arthur Haythorne Studd
Arthur ('Peter') Haythorne Studd (1863-1919), painter and collector [more].

3.  MsLc
Written by Rosalind Birnie Philip (1873-1958), JW's sister-in-law [more].

4.  Graham Robertson
Walford Graham Robertson (1867-1948), painter, designer and collector [more].

5.  Rosa Corder & his Valparaiso
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203) and Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73). The 'Antwerp Exhibition' was the Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894.

6.  with yours
Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

7.  Hamburg
Grossen Kunst-Austellung des Kunst-Vereins, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 1894.

8.  Messrs. Dicksee
Dicksee and Co, fine art agents, packers and conveyancers were located No. 7, Ryder St.