The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894
Record 11 of 23

System Number: 09230
Date: 8 June [1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Duncan McCorkindale[2]
Place: Isle of Bute
Repository: Private Collection
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac - Paris.

June 8.

Dear Mr McCorkindale -

I am so pleased to know that the little picture[3] is at last safe with you - and that you like it -

They tell me that you were disappointed in not seeing the "Fire Wheel" at Antwerp[4] -

It appears to have been delayed on its way from Hamburg[5] - but [p. 2] a man told me the other day that he has since seen it, beautifully placed in the Exposition in Antwerp - So thats all right -

If I still have it at the end of the exhibition & you want to see it I could send it up to you -

Very sincerely

J McNeill Whistler

The Bank has just sent me the enclosed[6] - I suppose you forgot something - & they are so particular! -

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[registered letter:] Recommandé[7]
D. McCorkindale Esq
Glendermott -
Isle of Bute
N. B.
Grande Brétagne
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R[UE] DU BAC / 6 8 / JUIN / 94
[postmark:] REGISTER[ED] / LONDON / [illegible] / 9 JU 94
[postmark on verso:] GREENOCK / 5 T / JU 9 / 94


1.  8 June [1894]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  Duncan McCorkindale
Dugal, Dugald or Duncan McCorkindale, ironfounder and collector [more].

3.  little picture
Study: Woman and child (M.1286); see also #09232, #09228, #09229.

4.  Fire Wheel at Antwerp
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169) was exhibited at Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894 .

5.  Hamburg
Grossen Kunst-Austellung des Kunst-Vereins, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, 1894.

6.  enclosed
Possibly an incorrectly written cheque. On 15 June 1894, JW writes to McCorkindale 'I have received the cheque all right' (#09231).

7.  Recommandé
Fr., registered mail. Underlined three times.