a line in haste my dear Master -
First that we may thank you for your kind telegram - it was very sweet of you to even think of thanks. - Carmen has not been seen.
Secondly, we send this petit Bleu that you may see that Goupil's will not charge themselves with the picture - Therefore as your orders were for this and it not being possible to so do we shall await a line from you tomorrow. which will prevent it coming to you through Guinchard
In the event of not hearing from you by twelve oclock we shall then send it -
with our compliments Maitre
toujours votre toute devouée
Mr Addams says that a line from you & he will bring the picture to you himself.
Carmen Rossi, model, proprietess of the Académie Carmen [more]. In about October 1901, JW suspected that Carmen had been removing and selling on works from his studio, including Rose et or: La Napolitaine (YMSM 505). On 14 June 1902, he managed to recover it from a Paris dealer, Georges Petit, with the Addams's assistance (see C. Addams to JW, #00110; I. Addams to JW, #00119; and G. Bergaud to C. Addams, #04637).
The Goupil Gallery, familiar name for Boussod, Valadon et cie, Paris art dealers and successors to the original firm of Goupil. JW had hoped to have the picture despatched to London through Goupil's (JW to I. Addams, #00118).
6. toujours votre toute devouée
Fr., always yours devotedly