The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889
Record 8 of 9

System Number: 03528
Date: 2 March 1889
Author: Robert Walker[1]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/62/2-63/1
Document Type: MsLc[2]

Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.

2 March 1889

175 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

My dear Mr Whistler, -

I was very glad to hear from you, and, in answer, have much pleasure in sending you copy of a letter written by Messrs Laurie[3], picture dealers, Glasgow, to Mr Kirkpatrick[4]. From this you will see that the picture has been traced back to Messrs Richardson[5] of London. It is only today that this information [p. 2] has been obtained: ever since the receipt of your telegram Mr Kirkpatrick has been busily engaged in tracking the picture. He is as anxious as you are yourself to get to the bottom of the matter. I saw him this afternoon, and he asks me to tell you that he will, himself, write to you on the subject.

Yours very truly

(signed) Rob. Walker.

act. sec.

J. McNeill Whistler Esq

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1.  Robert Walker
Robert Walker (ca 1841 - d.1900), Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts [more]. This is a reply to JW's letter o 28 February 1889, #03527.

2.  MsLc
Written by Charles James Whistler Hanson (1870-1935), engineer, son of JW and Louisa Fanny Hanson [more].

3.  Messrs Laurie
The letter from T. Laurie and Son to A. J. Kirkpatrick is #03529.

4.  Mr Kirkpatrick
Andrew J. Kirkpatrick (d. 1900), merchant and collector, Chairman, Council of the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts [more].

5.  Messrs Richardson
Fine art dealers at 43 Piccadilly, London, who had sold Anon., Dream of Morning off Gravesend(z207) as by JW. The painting had been exhibited at the 28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889 (see #03521 and #03529).