The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 71st Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1902
Record 1 of 4

System Number: 07326
Date: 5 June 1900
Author: H. Wunderlich and Co.[1]
Place: [New York]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1314
Document Type: MsLc


June 5th 1900

J. McN. Whistler Esq.

Dear Sir,

In regard to the painting "L'andalousienne[2]" we beg to say that the Copyright remains with you, and that we shall sell it subject to your demand for it to be exhibited at your forthcoming exhibition[3] in London.

We are, dear Sir,
Yours respectfully,

H. Wunderlich & Co.

[p. 2] London, England.

June 5th 1900.

Messrs. Wunderlich & Co.

It must be understood that whoever may purchase the full length painting "L'andalousienne", shall loan it to a forthcoming exhibition of my works to be held in London; the painting, of course, to be returned in as good condition as it arrives, and to be insured while in London and en route.

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1.  H. Wunderlich and Co.
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more], who had negotiated the purchase of paintings from JW, would have drafted this agreement.

2.  L'andalousienne
Mother of Pearl and Silver: The Andalusian (YMSM 378).

3.  forthcoming exhibition
No one-man exhibition of JW's works took place at this time. One may have been envisaged in association with the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, of which JW was President. The Andalusian was next exhibited at 71st Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1902.