Documents associated with: Cowan, Sophy
Record 16 of 22
System Number: 00720
Date: 16 December 1896
Recipient: John James Cowan
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C221
Document Type: ALS
My dear Cowan -
Your little picture, "Rose & Pink - The Mothers Sleep", as I wired to you yesterday, has been sent to you - It went to you on Monday night, carefully packed by the Goupils - so thats all right - I hope you will be more pleased with it than ever - as I have [p. 2] seen to its completeness - and put the Butterfly in the right place!
The "Rose & Silver" comes to you almost immediately from the Grafton Gallery where it hung in the place of honour & made a small disturbance! - of which one of these days! - I will tell your son about it - for I hope to have the pleasure of seeing him tomorrow -
In great haste & with kindest regards to Mrs. Cowan & yourself
Always sincerely Yrs
J McNeill Whistler
8. Fitzroy Street - Fitzroy Square
Wednesday 16. Dec. 1896.
The paper has a deep mourning border.
4. Rose & Silver
JW's proposed catalogue entry for Rose and Silver: Portrait of Mrs Whibley (M.1415) was an oblique reference to Eden and Brown and Gold: Portrait of Lady Eden (YMSM 408), and had not proved acceptable to the organisers of the 6th Exhibition, Society of Portrait Painters, London, 1896.