The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 7th [Exhibition], Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1897
Record 3 of 3

System Number: 08422
Date: [23 March 1897][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

I am simply driven with work - ! and until these pictures are sent off [4]- in a few days now - can stop for nothing!!

Send for the little picture[5] any how - that your customer may see it - and for Heavens sake take away the Nocturne[6] & tell McCulloch[7] [p. 2] that ought one it is hopeless to hurry me -

You shall come round yourself and [sic] the end of the week

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D. C. Thomson
Goupil Gallery
5. Regent Street
[postmark:] EXPRESS
[postmark on verso:] REGENT ST / NR PICCADILLY. S. W. / A / MR 23 / 97


1.  [23 March 1897]
Dated from the postmark.

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

3.  ALS
Written on deep bordered mourning paper. The number '29A' is written in red ink in another hand in the top left corner; the pencil note '194' is written at the lower right of p. 1; and also on the envelope.

4.  pictures are sent off
Including Rose et vert: L'Iris - Portrait of Miss Kinsella (YMSM 420), intended for the 7th Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1897, but not completed in time (see JW to L. Kinsella, [19 March 1897], #11050).

5.  little picture
Possibly a shop scene such as Rose and Red: The Barber's Shop, Lyme Regis (YMSM 444), or a seascape like Sea, Honfleur (YMSM 456).

6.  Nocturne
Probably Nocturne: Bleu et or (YMSM 150) (see JW to D. C. Thomson, #08423).

7.  McCulloch
George McCulloch (1848-1907), collector [more].