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System Number: 00383
Date: [16/18 November 1891?][1]
Author: JW
Place: London
Recipient: Maurice Joyant[2]
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler B160
Document Type: ALd


21, CHEYNE WALK,[3]
CHELSEA.

Cher Monsieur -

Comme vous a indiqué ma dépêche[4] je me suis trouvé pas du tout bien portant ces derniers temps - autrement je vous aurais écrit pour vous dire combien je suis charmé de l'heureuse terminaison du cette affaire voy séjour du tableau[5], expos reçu avec si bon accueil, et exposé avec tant de soins dans "votre coin". En attendant que je puisse vous remercier personellement [sic] à ma prochaine visite, croyez moi, je suis bien sensible à tout ce vous avez mis la du bonne volonté, d'energie et de le tact dans cette que vous avez négociation delicate - dont le succés est grandement du aux efforts que vous à vos efforts - à mon égard, dans cette transactionoccasion où votre sympathie grande appreciation artistique à tant activé le resultat.


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Translation:

21, CHEYNE WALK,
CHELSEA.

Dear Sir -

As I told you in my telegram I have not felt at all well recently - otherwise I would have written to you to tell you how delighted I was at the happy termination of this business voy visit of the picture, exhib received with such a welcome, and exhibited with such care in "your corner". Until I can thank you personally on my next visit, believe me, I am very conscious of everything you have put all your goodwill, the energy and tact in this Delicate negotiation - of which the success is largely due to the efforts which you to your efforts - on my behalf on this transaction occasion where your sympathy great artistic appreciation has brought about such a good result.


Notes:

1.  [16/18 November 1891?]
Joyant replied on 18 November 1891, #00380.

2.  Maurice Joyant
Maurice Joyant (1864-1930), art dealer, manager of Boussod, Valadon et Cie [more].

3.  21, CHEYNE WALK,
The printed address appears side-on to the handwritten letter draft.

4.  dépêche
Not located.

5.  tableau
Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101). The negotiation referred to was for the sale of the painting to the French government.