System Number: 02671
Date: 21 January 1894
Recipient: Arthur Haythorne Studd
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 1/147
Document Type: ALcS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris.
Jan 21. 1894
My dear Studd -
Your delightful and stupendous telegram had no address - so that I am only now able to tell you how really pleased I am to know that "the little White Girl" is at last safe from the further uncertainties & rudenesses of the "market", in the sympathetic care of a confrère!
We are both much touched at the enthusiasm you have shown -
I hope you will bring the picture over here with you - and I wish you would promise me that, if ever you were to be persuaded to leave it away from your own family, you would never present it to any Gallery in England.
J. McNeill Whistler
with kindest regard -
The original owner, John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more], who had purchased the painting for less than £150 (see JW to E. G. Kennedy, 4 February 1894, #09715). See also Studd's reply to JW's letter, #05610.