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Record 14 of 19

System Number: 05691
Date: 29 February 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T36
Document Type: ALS

[royal coat of arms]

116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.


29th Feby 1892 -

Dear Sir,

Cards. Way[2] is on the cards again & will send a sketch -

Promised works. We are getting them in. J. Potters[3], 4, tomorrow. Chapman[4] 5, Wednesday. C. Flowers[5] 2 tomorrow, Mrs Peter Taylor[6] Wednesday.

Mrs Wyndham[7] tomorrow;
Mad[a]me Venturi's[8] arrived
Mr Ionides[9]. We hope to see him tomorrow.
Leathart[10] Promises call Wednesday.

[p. 2] We note all you say very carefully & will keep quiet what you say about coming, but we are getting the papers to speak.

The Scotsman & Glasgow Herald will have special notice.

Would you like to have the Carlyle[11] from Glasgow. We could ask & probably obtain it.

Yours faithfully

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C. Thomson


J. McN. Whistler Eq

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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. Thomson was organising JW's retrospective exhibition Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. The exhibition opened on 19 March 1892 to great public success.

2.  Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more], was printing private view cards.

3.  J. Potters
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more], owned Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

4.  Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more], owned Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100), Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117), Blue and Gold: Channel (YMSM 159), Nocturne: Battersea Reach (YMSM 160) and Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).

5.  C. Flowers
Cyril Flower (1843-1907), barrister, Liberal MP, 1st Baron Battersea [more], owned Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen (YMSM 60) and Variations in Pink and Grey: Chelsea (YMSM 105).

6.  Mrs Peter Taylor
Mrs Peter Taylor, wife of the collector [more], owned Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean (YMSM 72).

7.  Mrs Wyndham
Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Wyndham (1835-1920), née Campbell, artist [more], lent Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145).

8.  Mad[a]me Venturi's
Emilie Venturi (d. 1893), née Ashurst, wife (1) of Sydney Hawkes, and (2) Carlo Venturi [more], owned Chelsea in Ice (YMSM 53).

9.  Mr Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more], owned Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33), Sea and Rain (YMSM 65), Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76), Green and Grey: The Oyster Smacks, Evening (YMSM 99).

10.  Leathart
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more], owned Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

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