The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 6th Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1892
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System Number: 05733
Date: 29 April 1892
Author: William Marchant[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T78
Document Type: ALS

April 29th 1892

[royal coat of arms]

116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.

Dear Sir,

The photos[2] have been sent off today.

Potter[3]. This gentleman wrote to us this morning asking us to return his pictures[4] to Ennismore Gardens. He says he has heard nothing more about their going to Paris; he has received an application from [p. 2] and for Munich[5] but without any mention of the mode of sending or returning etc. He says they had better go to Ennismore Gardens in the meantime.

We wired to him informing him of your telegram and also asking if your last letter altered matters.

He has not yet replied so for insurance sake we shall send the pictures tomorrow to Ennismore Gardens thus complying with owner's instructions.

[p. 3] They will be easy to get if it is so ultimately agreed. If however you have immediate instructions kindly wire tomorrow morning, we shall not send them till after noon.

We dare say we shall also have Mr Potter's reply by that time.

Mr Chapman[6] has also instructed us to return his pictures to Liverpool.

Yours faithfully

Boussod Valadon & Co

per WM

J. McNeill Whistler Esq

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1.  William Marchant
William Stephen Marchant (1868-1925), art dealer [more].

2.  photos
An album of photographs of works by JW, mostly paintings shown at Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892, was published the following year (Whistler, James McNeill, The Whistler Album: Nocturnes, Marines, Chevalet Pieces, London, 1893).

3.  Potter
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more].

4.  pictures
Potter owned Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41), Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54), Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115).

5.  Munich
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.

6.  Mr Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].