System Number: 00937
Date: 31 January 1887
Author: Helen Lenoir
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D143
Document Type: ALS
ADDRESS TELEGRAMS / "SAVOYARD, LONDON".
Jan 31 87
Dear Mr Whistler -
I don't know what you must think of me but I am worked to death just now! I have been down at the American consulate all day getting all our copyright papers signed, as Sir Arthur Sullivan goes away tomorrow for a month & I had [p. 2] to get it done.
I have been over to see the pictures - they seem quite safely arranged but it is a shame they should all have their faces to the wall - I fear the room is too small or rather low to hang them is it not?
Now I have sent the cheque to Mr Lewis - so he can give it you first thing tomorrow Tuesday - and [p. 3] you can give them yours that evening safely.
I want specially to see you - but seem never to know where I shall be - perhaps tomorrow evening after the meeting you would look in?
Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), impresario and property developer [more], lent JW £500 on the security of certain paintings, probably Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101) and Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242), and possibly Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137). This JW lent to the Society of British Artists, of which he was President.