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Record 7 of 19

System Number: 08215
Date: [8 February 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: ALS[3]


Hotel Foyot . 33. Rue de Tournon - Paris -

[date stamp:] GOUPIL AND COMPANY
9 FEB. 92

Dear Sir -

I am anxious to hear all further news - and trust you are getting together quite a large group of things for the exhibition - Please write and let me know exactly what is promised and what is already sent - -

What about the portrait of Lady Meux[4]? - Do you know if the Lady has been herself? -

You might write to Mr. J. J. Shannon[5] the portrait Painter, and ask him to lend the sea piece of [p. 2] mine that he bought -

Mrs Peter Taylor[6] of Brighton has a fine sea piece - She is the widow of late member of Parliament[7] - What pictures has Mr. Alexander A. Ionides[8] lent? -

Has Mrs. Leyland[9] sent her nocturne? - I want you to get all these things in as soon as you can, that they may be taken to Mr. Richards[10] for him to look at - clean and varnish wherever necessary (keeping separate accounts of each transaction - not to be sent in until further advice from myself) - Then my Mr. Grau[11] will call and take measures for new frames for most of them -

Any news from America? -

Have you any answer from the Hon. Mrs. Wyndham[12]? Has Mr. Harrison[13] written? -

Send any[14] news

Very truly Yours -

J McN. Whistler

D. C. Thomson Esq.

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1.  [8 February 1892]
The letter was stamped on receipt and Thomson replied on 8 and 9 February 1892, #05682 and #05683.

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

3.  ALS
'5B' was written at the top of p. 1 in an unknown hand.

4.  Lady Meux
Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229), a portrait of Lady Valerie Susan ('Susie') Meux (1847-1910), née Langdon, collector and patroness [more].

5.  Mr. J. J. Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more], owned Sea and Rain (YMSM 65).

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

7.  member of Parliament
Peter Alfred Taylor (1819-1891), Radical MP, partner in Samuel Courtauld and Co., silk merchants, and collector [more].

8.  Mr. Alexander A. Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

9.  Mrs. Leyland
Frances Leyland (1836-1910), née Dawson [more], lent Nocturne (YMSM 114).

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

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

12.  Hon. Mrs. Wyndham
Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Wyndham (1835-1920), née Campbell, artist [more].

13.  Mr. Harrison
Robert Hichens Camden Harrison (1837?-1924), collector [more], owned Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 140).

14.  any
Double underlined.