The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894
Record 19 of 23

System Number: 08226
Date: [15 September 1894[1]]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

Dear Mr. Thomson -

What is your idea about the Sarasate[4]? -

Meantime I am sending today four new proofs lithographs:

La Terrace Luxembourg - [5] 4-4-
Petit café au bois - 4-4
minus the 15%  


[p. 2] Also I send to facilitate you, the photograph of Sarasate -

The picture itself is in the Exposition Internationale at Antwerp[6] - which instead of interfering with its sale ought rather to increase its value - I was unanimously to have been proposed by the Jury for the grande médaille d'honneur - only the rules happened to limit the date of painting - which required that works should have been painted since the last exhibition - This put the Sarasate just out of the competition - and I was ranked "Hors Concours" -

Write me about all this

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D. C. Thomson
The Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street
[stamp:] [illegible]
[postmark:] PARIS 10 / [illegible] 15 [SEPT?] / 94


1.  15 September 1894
Dated by postmark and reference to exposition.

2.  ALS
'58C' is written in red ink in an unknown hand at top left, and '167' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1.

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

4.  La Terrace Luxembourg
The lithographs are The Terrace, Luxembourg (C.87) and The Little Café au Bois (C.91).

5.  Antwerp
Exposition Universelle des Beaux-Arts, Antwerp, 1894.

6.   Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315), which Thomson wished to reproduce in The Art Journal.