The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894
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System Number: 12474
Date: 4 September 1894
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Alfred Atmore Pope[2]
Place: [London?]
Repository: Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT
Document Type: ALS


4 Sept 1894

Dear Sir,

I have been asking Mr Whistler about his portrait of Sarasate[3] which we were discussing recently & he sent me a photograph of it for me to show you.

This photograph is not good however & I have told Mr Whistler it was no use to show the quality of the picture

[p. 2] He replies as in the enclosure this morning & as the letters[4] are interesting I thought I would send them to you to peruse.

Mr Whistler suggests that if you are could possibly go to Antwerp Exhibition[5] & see his works there it would interest you immensely. If you are going to Paris perhaps this would be possible & in any case it is worth thinking about -

I am
Yours very respectfully

D. C. Thomson


A. A. Pope Esq

P. S. Mr Whistlers letter you many keep if you wish but kindly return the [the Punch?] for Mr Whistler -

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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

2.  Alfred Atmore Pope
Alfred Atmore Pope (1842-1913), manufacturer and collector [more].

3.  Sarasate
Pablo de Sarasate y Navascues (1844-1908), violinist [more]; Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315).

4.  letters
Not located.

5.  Antwerp Exhibition
The portrait of Sarasate was then on view at Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894.