The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Documents associated with: 3rd Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung, Munich, 1888
Record 7 of 53

System Number: 04199
Date: 10 March 1888
Author: Robert Koehler[1]
Place: Munich
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M469
Document Type: ALS


March 10th 1888

Mr. James McNeil [sic] Whistler,

Dear Sir:

I am informed by the Central Committee for the International Art Exhibition[2] about to be held here, that they have sent you a "personal invitation" to contribute to the said exhibition, which invitation, as I learn from Mr Abbey[3], has been duly received. On behalf of the American Committee appointed here for the purpose of arranging the American Department, I would [p. 2] therefore respectfully request you to inform me, whether you intend contributing to the Exhibition, and whether you will allow your works to be placed in the American Department, or whether you would prefer to give the Central Committee the disposal of the same?

Hoping soon to be honored by your favor
I remain
Yours very truly

Robert Koehler

President A. A. C.

27/III Gabelsberger St.

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1.  Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler (1850-1917), painter and etcher [more].

2.  International Art Exhibition
The 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888 opened in July. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. Amongst the oils was Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242). He was awarded a second-class medal by the exhibition committee.

3.  Mr Abbey
Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), painter and illustrator [more].