The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11531
Date: [10/20 April 1895][1]
Author: JW
Place: [Paris]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 18/1566
Document Type: TLcf

[...] [the] whole thing in a nutshell -

What about the sale of Oscar's[3] things in Tite Street? -

There is a little brown paper drawing that curiously enough I believe he bought at the sale of the White House[4] when I was in Venice - one of the scrapings of the studio as usual - but I daresay pretty - I think Mrs White[5] would like to have it -

You might look in and see what it might be had for -

Very sincerely,


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1.  [10/20 April 1895]
Dated by reference to sale (see below).

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

3.  Oscar's
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde (1854-1900), writer, critic and playwright [more].

4.  White House
r.: Maud Franklin; v.: Study of Maud Franklin (M.693), bought by Wilde at auction, London, Sotheby, 12-13 February 1880 (lot 82), was sold at Wilde's sale, by Bullock, London, 24 April 1895 (lot 123) and bought by Thomson for JW for 15 gns. He did not sell it, and it came with his estate to the University of Glasgow.

5.  Mrs White
Probably Margaret Stuyvesant White (1854 or 1857-1916), née Rutherford [more].