System Number: 03158
Date: [March/April 1897]
Recipient: Arthur Haythorne Studd
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 4/209
Document Type: MsLc
4. Whitehall Court -
Now this is really very nice and kind of you Peter! - I am so glad you have done this about the Copenhagen Exhibition and I think I would let them have the Firewheel too -
I had a very amiable letter from the Prince Eugene about it all - but I haven't had a moment to write in reply!
I am afraid now I have lost Auguste - for things became so miserable [p. 2] and intolerable during all this time you were away, that in despair I had again to look out and so have at last a very excellent little servant who cooks and manages everything in the studio perfectly - Tell Auguste I would have liked so much to have had him with me - but I could not wait any longer and now I couldn't turn away the other who is doing so well you know -
Come up tomorrow afternoon at about 3 to 4. if you can.
1. [March/April 1897]
Dated from the reference to and exhibition in Copenhagen (see below). It opened on 1 May 1897.
Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169). Studd purchased the painting for £1000 guineas in about April 1897. Studd may have lent other paintings, Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52) and Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115), to the Den Internationale Kunstudstilling i Kobenhavn, Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1897. See also related correspondence, JW to W. G. Robertson, #09411.
Auguste, servant of A. H. Studd, lent briefly to JW in January 1897.