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System Number: 08358
Date: 10 March [1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: MsLS[3]

[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
11 MAR 92

66 Rue [Monceau?]

John Ballie[5]
50 Holl[an]d Park

Dear Sir -

Cards[6] -

Fisher[7] - Arts Club - Cooper[8] - ditto -

Mrs Maxse[9] - 15 Alexander Sq. Misses Schletter[10] 22 Albert Hall Mansions - Mr & Mrs Warren[11], Carlyle Mansions - Chelsea - Mr & Mrs Martin[12] - Same Address - Mr & Mrs Biglow[13] - Oakley St. Chelsea [.] Sir Charles Wyke[14] - 20. Cheyne Walk Chelsea[.] Mrs Cecil Lawson[15] - 36 - Tite St. Chelsea
W. Webb[16] - 11 Austin Friars E. C.

Poster[17] - Perfect: Change March 21 to April 9 instead of Saturday March 19 -

Admission - 2- 6- day - excellent idea also people - and Artists - students & so forth - free before 11 A. M. - Suppose you will advertised all this in papers -

Carlyle[18] - What news of him -

Reveillon[19] - Ought to be enquiring for this picture by this time - Russian conveyancing may want looking up -

Ionides[20] - "Sea & Rain" - Certainly - most important - Richards[21] should be at it - Grau[22] put glass to frame - You say nothing of another [p. 2] picture belonging to Mr Ionides - Fishing smacks[23] going out in the gloaming - want that -

Own portrait[24] - Not this time -Monday


Catalogue - Send me - the "Nineteenth Century Review" that has got Wedmores[25] Article on Whistler - It was written just after the Ruskin trial[26], but you can easily find it at the office - Would like you to get this off by post to me tomorrow - if possible -

Yours truly

J. McN. Whistler

33. Rue de Tournon -

Thursday - 10

'Just a word to Richards warning him not to let painters and others come in looking at the pictures - You don't know what journalists may not penetrate pretending to come from me -

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D. C. Thomson E.
Goupil Galleries
116. 117. New Bond Strt
[postmark:] PARIS [15?] [R.?]BONAPARTE / [4?] 10 / MARS / 92
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W / 7 V MR 11 / 92


1.  10 March [1892]
Dated from the postmark.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising JW's exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

3.  MsLS
The letter was written in pencil, probably by Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more], with the valediction at the end added by JW. '16B' was written in red ink in an unknown hand at the top of p. 1 and the envelope, and '16' on the envelope.

4.  Coronio
Georges Coronio (1831-1895), broker, banker and collector [more].

5.  John Ballie
John Balli (1849-1914), a collector[more].

6.  Cards
Double underlined. This refers to a list of people to be invited to the Private View.

7.  Fisher
Possibly Richard Fisher (d. 1890), Fellow and Curator of the Society of Painter-Etchers [more].

8.  Cooper
Thomas ('Tommy') Cooper, artist, a member of the Arts Club from 1863-1895.

9.  Mrs Maxse
Mrs Maxse, a Chelsea acquaintance of JW.

10.  Misses Schletter
The Misses Schletter, Chelsea acquaintances of JW.

11.  Warren
Arthur Warren (b. ca 1861), manager of a publishing and advertising business [more].

12.  Martin
Mr and Mrs Martin, Chelsea acquaintances of JW.

13.  Biglow
Poultney Bigelow (1855-1945), writer, journalist and editor [more].

14.  Sir Charles Wyke
Sir Charles Lennox Wyke (1815-1897), KCB, diplomat [more].

15.  Cecil Lawson
Constance Lawson (1854-1929), née Philip, painter, JW's sister-in-law [more].

16.  W. Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more].

17.  Poster
Double underlined.

18.  Carlyle
Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137).

19.  Reveillon
Julia de Kay Revillon (1855-1930), née Whistler, JW's niece [more].

20.  Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

21.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

22.  Grau
Frederick H. Grau (d. 1894/1895), picture framer [more].

23.  Fishing smacks
Green and Grey: The Oyster Smacks, Evening (YMSM 99).

24.  portrait
Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter (YMSM 122).

25.  Wedmores
Frederick Wedmore (1844-1921), art critic [more].

26.  Ruskin trial
The libel suit brought by JW against Ruskin, which went to court in November 1878.