The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: [Exhibition], Dresden, 1901
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System Number: 00948
Date: 14 October 1901
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Max Lehrs[1]
Place: [Dresden]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D154
Document Type: ALdS

[monogram in a roundel:] WH


London -

Oct - 14 - 1901 -

Dear Sir -

I beg to acknowledge your most kind & courteous letter[2] - of the 9th inst - and I hasten at once to rectify an unfortunate mistake! -

Curiously enough it is was only yesterday that in looking over the Catalogue at Mr Sauter's[3], that I discovered this [p. 2] error -

It was during my absence that the Agent in Paris collected, by my order, the etchings for the Dresden Exhibition[4]. - and from among them the The lithograph which in your list belongs should have been removed from among them - as it belongs to Mr William Heinemann[5] - and was lent by him at my request, for the Universal Exhibition of 1900[6] -

May I beg that you will kindly have this returned at once to Mr Heinemann, at this address, 6 Norfolk Street. Park Lane - London - and allow me to replace it by another lithograph or an etching - as you pref as you prefer -

I need not say how deeply greatly I regret the trouble this must give you - While I take this occasion to tell you how deeply I feel the honour of having work of mine in your most famous & rare collection! -

And I have the honour to be,
Dear Sir
Your obt. Servt.

J McN Whistler

the Director Prof. Dr. Lehrs
Director of the Royal Print
Royal Print Room
Dresden -

[p. 3] P. S. Of course I shall hold the £.50 at until I hear further from you

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1.  Max Lehrs
Professor Dr Max Lehrs (1855-1938), Director of the Print Room, Dresden [more].

2.  letter
Max Lehrs to JW, 9 October 1901, #00947.

3.  Mr Sauter's
George Sauter (1866-1937), painter [more].

4.  Dresden Exhibition
[Exhibition], Dresden, 1901.

5.  Mr William Heinemann
William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more].

6.  Universal Exhibition of 1900
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1900.