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System Number: 07101
Date: 28 June [1889][1]
Author: Elbert J. van Wisselingh[2]
Place: The Hague
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1090
Document Type: ALS


28th June -

Dear Mr Whistler,

I am delighted to hear that you think of sending your mother's portrait[3] to the Municipal Exhibition at Amsterdam. The last receiving day is the 10th August. I have no circular but if you will forward the picture to me in due time, I shall see to its being delivered in due time also. I certainly think it is worth while and I know [p. 2] beforehand that it will be well spoken of by some of our art-critics and highly thought of by our best artists[.] Speaking for myself, I think it might help me also to dispose of "the Fur Jacket[4]"

I am leaving for Paris tonight to attend the sale of the [Secrétan?] collection, on my return I shall give your message to Mr Zilcken[5].

Hoping that this will find you well, I remain, with kind regards to Mrs Whistler[6] [p. 3] and yourself.
Yours sincerely

E. J. van Wisselingh

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1.  28 June [1889]
Dated by reference to exhibition (see below).

2.  Elbert J. van Wisselingh
Elbert Jan Van Wisselingh (b. ca 1848), art dealer [more].

3.  mother's portrait
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101).

4.  the Fur Jacket
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181).

5.  Mr Zilcken
Charles Louis Philippe Zilcken (1857-1930), etcher and writer [more].

6.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].