The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 02503
Date: 4 July 1892
Author: James Leathart[1]
Place: [Gateshead]
Recipient: Boussod, Valadon & Co.[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler L39(a)
Document Type: MsLc[3]

Bracken Dene -

4th July / 92


I received on Saturday night the enclosed acct and return it herewith.

If you washed and cleaned my picture[4] by Whistler it was not done on my behalf. I lent the picture for your Exhibition[5] at Mr Whistler's desire supported by you, and I am surprised that after having favoured you & him by the loan of the picture, you should now claim of me some expense incurred by its exhibition!!

Yours truly

signed James Leathart.

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1.  James Leathart
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more].

2.  Boussod, Valadon & Co.
Art dealers and proprietors of the Goupil Gallery.

3.  MsLc
Handwritten copy in an unknown hand, on paper headed 'NOTE DE SERVICE DE ... / London LE 12 July 1892 / Copies of Mr. Leathart's letters re. account & of our letter to him'. Letters #02502 and #13296 appear on same sheet. They were presumably made by Boussod, Valadon & Co. for JW.

4.  picture
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

5.  Exhibition
Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.