The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 00532
Date: [17 December 1902]
Author: Richard Albert Canfield[1]
Place: [Providence, RI]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C33
Document Type: AWc[2]

Seligman[3] wrote me that Montesquiou[4] refused fifty thousand francs last year therefore he offered sixty thousand

Richard Canfield -

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1.  Richard Albert Canfield
Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914), gambler [more].

2.  AWc
Written in Canfield's hand and accompanied by the note: 'Cablegram from Mr Canfield to Mr Whistler 9.58 am - Dec 17 - 1902 -'

3.  Seligman
Arnold Seligmann, art dealer in the Place Vendôme, Paris.

4.  Montesquiou
Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac (1855-1921), Symbolist writer and poet, and collector [more]. Canfield had just purchased Arrangement in Black and Gold: Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac (YMSM 398) from the sitter for 60,000 francs. See also R. Canfield to JW, #00530; #00531; #00533.