System Number: 00578
Date: 8 April 1888
Author: James Alfred Chapman
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler C79
Document Type: ALS
[101?] Kings Road
8 April 1888
Dicksee & Co who live or rather office at Rose & Crown Yard - not Crown Court St James - write me that they can only receive pictures for the Munich Exhibition & that they can not give me a policy of Insurance for any picture I send them for that Exhibition
They also give me a circular respecting this Exhibition - by which I see that if the picture - "Snow picture" - [p. 2] were sent off by Wednesday next which is the earliest date it could be despatched to London it could not possibly reach Munich in anything like time to be received -
Messrs Dicksee say they know nothing about the Paris Exhibition - probably they have never been there -
We regret your absence today from Brighton where snow & sunshine are playing a game of cache cache - I go to Austin Friars tomorrow morning & north in the evening or next day according to circumstances.
My wife wishes me to remember her kindly to you
2. Dicksee & Co
Listed in the London Post Office Directory as 'Fine Art Agents, Packers and Conveyancers.'
3. Munich Exhibition
The 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888 which opened in July. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. Chapman had agreed to lend Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174) to the exhibition (cat. no. 57). The other oils included Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) and Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129).
5. Paris Exhibition
After the sixth Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1887 (which included works by JW), Claude Monet (1840-1926), artist [more], planned a seventh exhibition to open in May 1888 but Monet's relationship with Petit deteriorated badly (see C. Monet to JW, #04089). The exhibition eventually opened in May at the Exposition, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris, 1888. Chapman also agreed to lend Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100) (referred to under the title Nocturne in Blue and Gold (Bognor)). See #00582. However, it seems only to have gone to the Paris exhibition as it does not appear in the Munich catalogue.
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