The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888
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System Number: 03478
Date: [19/24 July 1888][1]
Author: Charles James Whistler Hanson[2]
Place: [London]
Recipient: Paul Durand-Ruel[3]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/20/2-21/1
Document Type: ALd

Dear Sir -

Mr Whistler received your letter[4], and in reply begs that you will have all his pictures, drawings, etchings[5] packed in their cases with the same great care that was taken with them here, and have them at once sent back to your London Agent and let me know.

With the exception Kindly, however, first enquire of Mr Theodore Child[6] 99 Avenue de Villiers whether he wishes to borrow any of the paintings [p. 2] to have photographed. In this which case you will lend him the picture or pictures and wait until it they are returned so that you may send them all together.

I am Dear Sir
Yours truly

Durand Ruel.

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1.  [19/24 July 1888]
Dated from exhibition (see note below) and Durand-Ruel's reply, #00981.

2.  Charles James Whistler Hanson
Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more]. This is a letterbook draft note.

3.  Paul Durand-Ruel
Paul Durand-Ruel (1828 or 1831-1922), Paris art dealer [more]. Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888 opened on 25 May 1888.

4.  your letter
#00980, of 11 July 1888. Durand-Ruel's reply is at #00981.

5.  pictures, drawings, etchings
The works were about to be returned from the Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888 which had opened in May. JW sent a large group of works including drawings, etchings and nocturnes (including Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100)). See P. Durand Ruel to JW, #00978.

6.  Mr Theodore Child
Theodore Child (1846-1892), journalist and art critic [more]. Child had organised for several works (including Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203)) to be engraved for Harper's New Monthly Magazine. See Child, Theodore, 'American Artists at the Paris Exhibition,' Harpers New Monthly Magazine, vol. 79, no. 472, September 1889, pp. 489-521.