The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: [Exhibition], Dresden, 1901
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System Number: 00947
Date: 9 October 1901
Author: Max Lehrs[1]
Place: Dresden
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D153
Document Type: ALS

[Bavarian coat of arms and text:] KONIGLICHES KUPFERSTICHKABINET


Oct 9th 1901.

Dear Sir

Allow me to convey to you my sincerest thanks for your very great kindness in having agreed, - as I am informed through Mr. Sauter[2], - to let the Royal Print Room under my charge come into possession of your eight etchings and the lithograph[3], at present exhibited in Dresden, for the sum of fifty pounds.

I am all the more grateful to you, since I know that the real value of the nine proofs is a much higher one. Acting upon a letter from Mr. Sauter written on the 6th inst., I have ordered the Treasurer of the International Exhibition, Dresden to send you to day the sum of fifty pounds in full and to put the customary 10% charges down to the account of the Print Room.

Believe me dear Sir
Your very obedient servant

Prof. Dr. Lehrs,

Director of the Royal Print Room.

J. McNeill Whistler Esqre.
London W
8 Fitzroy Street
Fitzroy Square.

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

2.  Mr. Sauter
George Sauter (1866-1937), painter [more].

3.  eight etchings and the lithograph
Shown at the [Exhibition], Dresden, 1901. The lithograph was actually owned by William Heinemann (1863-1920), publisher [more], and was withdrawn from the sale (see JW's reply, 14 October 1901, #00948).