The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888
Record 28 of 30

System Number: 03483
Date: [24/30 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 7/22/3-23/1
Document Type: ALd

Dear Sir, -

I am directed by Mr Whistler to write and say that he trusts you will be able to send him his pictures etchings and etc[4] at once as surely the photographs[5] must by this time have been completed.

Kindly write by return and let me know what has been done and when [p. 2] the pictures are to be expected.

Yours truly


private secretary.

Durand Ruel.

This document is protected by copyright.


1.  [24/30 July 1888?]
Although this letter appears in Hanson's letterbook between two letters dated 21 and 24 July respectively, (#03482, #13123), the sequence of events suggests a date after 24 July 1888 (see JW to P. Durand-Ruel, #03478 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].

3.  [Paul] Durand-Ruel
Paul Durand-Ruel (1828 or 1831-1922), Paris art dealer [more].

4.  pictures etchings and etc
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.

5.  photographs
This relates toTheodore Child (1846-1892), journalist and art critic [more] (see #03478). Child had arranged 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.