The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1888
Record 17 of 53

System Number: 03516
Date: [18 April 1888][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Robert Koehler[2]
Place: [Munich]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/5
Document Type: MsLd[3]

Dear Sir, -

I should be pleased indeed to receive from you a line telling me that my pictures works arrived safely and without inconvenience to the Gentlemen of the Committee through delay

Also I trust that you found all clearly details for the catalogue clear and satisfactory. By the way I wish It will be expected that my name Kindly see that "President of the Royal Society of British Artists" be entered after my name in the catalogue, as it I believe this will be expected

And I have the honour to be
Dear Sir
Your obedient humble Servant

(Signed) J. McNeill Whistler


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1.  [18 April 1888]
This letter was apparently written shortly after another from JW to R. Koehler dated 18 April 1888, #12744.

2.  Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler (1850-1917), painter and etcher [more]. The 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888, opened in July. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. The collector Alfred Chapman had agreed to lend Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174) to the exhibition (cat. no. 57). The other oils included Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) and Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129). See lists of works, #00402, #04203 and JW's form of declaration, #04204. See also JW's letter to the exhibition Committee, 7 May 1888, #03476.

3.  MsLd
Written on JW's behalf, in pencil in the hand of Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].