The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice 1899
Record 5 of 32

System Number: 09412
Date: [5/12 January 1899][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Walford Graham Robertson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Call Number: WR 662
Credit Line: © The Huntington Library
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac -

My dear Robertson -

I am going yet to trouble - not withstanding your excellent letter! And a nice letter it was too -

You were quite right - but, this you might still do - Lend [p. 2] on your Valparaiso[3] - for Venice -

I am so anxious to show my acknowledgment of the very great courtesy and appreciation continually coming to me from the people there -

And now I have the Mayor[4] and Council urging me to obtain for them what I would wish them to hang in the place of honour - And surely I should, of all things, like there to see your Valparaiso -

I will say no more -

If you can, I feel sure you will do what I ask -

The picture ought go very directly -

The agents in London are the usual ones - Dicksee[5] - I think - but - they shall of course appear -

Always sincerely

J McN. Whistler

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1.  [5/12 January 1899]
This is a reply to Robertson's letter, written early in January, #05199.

2.  Walford Graham Robertson
Walford Graham Robertson (1867-1948), painter, designer and collector [more].

3.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73) was lent to 3rd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia,Venice, 1899; see Robertson's reply, #05200.

4.  Mayor
Comte Filippo Grimani (1850-1921), Mayor of Venice, President of the Internation Art Exhibition of the City of Venice [more].

5.  Dicksee
James Dicksee and Co., 7 Ryder Street, London; fine art agents, packers and conveyancers.