System Number: 01432
Date: [16/25 August 1884]
Recipient: Wickham Flower
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler F364
Document Type: ALdS
Dear Mr. Flower -
Perhaps we may manage an 'arrangement' in business after all -
Voici comment - you have made your proposition - and now behold here is mine -
The Catalogued price of each of the three little pictures is as follows:
(No. 38.) An orange note - The Sweet Shop - ... 200. gs (No. 52.) Note in blue & opal - The Sun Cloud - ... 130 " (No. 44.) Harmony in brown & gold - Old Chelsea Church - 80 " 410. gs.
The £160. that you propose [p. 2] for these three is barely half the sum asked for the first two -
For 205 guineas - that is half the Catalogue price - you shall have the three! - or if you do not wish to spend more than you say let me keep my third little bit and take the two that you liked first, The Sweet Shop & The Sun Cloud -
Voila [sic] - This seems to me to be an easy way out for us both -
Excepting that I shall always in any case remember that the whole Show was really yours .. - for without you where would it have been! -
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1. [16/25 August 1884]
This is a reply to Flowers' letter of 15 August , (#01431).
2. Wickham Flower
Wickham Flower (b. ca 1836), solicitor and collector [more].
3. Voici comment
Fr., 'This is how'.
4. An orange note
Pictures referred to are: An Orange Note: Sweet Shop (YMSM 264); Note in Blue and Opal: The Sun Cloud (YMSM 271); Harmony in Brown and Gold: Old Chelsea Church (YMSM 305).