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 9 of 9

System Number: 03529
Date: 2 March 1889[1]
Author: Thomas Laurie and Son[2]
Place: Glasgow
Recipient: Andrew J. Kirkpatrick[3]
Place: [Glasgow]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/63/2-64/1
Document Type: MsLc[4]

Copy of letter from Messrs Thomas Laurie & Son

Fine Art Gallery
85 St Vincent Street, Glasgow

March 2 - 89.

Dear Sir, -

The picture[5] by Whistler exhibited by you in the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts this year was, as you are aware, purchased by us for you at a sale in Dowell's Rooms, 18 George Street, Edinburgh, on 3rd April 1886.

The picture came from the collection of Mr G. B. Simpson[6] of Broughty Ferry, and was sold for him by Mr Dowell[7] on the above mentioned date. From enquiries we have made and letters in our possession we find that Mr Simpson bought the picture from Messrs Richardson & Company[8] Fine Art dealers, 43 Piccadilly London. W.

[p. 2] We are,
Yours faithfully

p. p. Thomas Lawrie & Son

J. M. M. Brown[9]

A. J. Kirkpatrick Esq.

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1.  2 March 1889
This letter is subsequent to JW's letter to Robert Walker of 28 February 1889 (#03527) regarding a picture owned by Kirkpatrick.

2.  Thomas Laurie and Son
Glasgow art dealers.

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

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

5.  picture
Anon., Dream of Morning off Gravesend(z207) was shown as by JW at the 28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889.

6.  Mr G. B. Simpson
G. B. Simpson, collector [more].

7.  Mr Dowell
Dowell, an Edinburgh auctioneer.

8.  Messrs Richardson & Company
London art dealer.

9.  J. M. M. Brown
J. M. M. Brown, employee of Thomas Laurie and Son.