System Number: 00949
Date: 18 October 1901
Author: Max Lehrs
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler D155
Document Type: ALS
[Bavarian coat of arms and text:] KONIGLICHES KUPFERSTICHKABINET
Oct. 18th 1901.
Dear Sir -
Please accept my sincerest thanks for your very kind letter of the 14th inst.. I shall of course return the lithograph to Mr. Heinemann at once after the exhibition closes (Nov. 3rd). Naturally I am sorry that we must give up this exquisite print which is so greatly admired by all visitors to the exhibition.
I should be greatly obliged if you would send in exchange for it some other one of your lithotints, as we possess at present only one of your surface-lithographs: "Nocturne" (Island San Giorgio, Venice?) whereas we have 9 of the crayon-line-lithographs (Prosper Merimée, Gands de Suède, three variations of Montesquiou, two studies of nude girls, the Louvre Galérie and Kensington Gardens) and this side of your art accordingly is represented with us at least better than the other.
Please accept my very best thanks again for your great courtesy and believe me, very truly
your obedient servant
J. McNeill Whistler Esqre.
8 Fitzroy Street
He may mean transfer lithographs, rather than those drawn directly on the lithograph stone.