System Number: 03207
Date: [30 May 1892]
Author: Beatrix Whistler
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 194
Credit Line: Charles Lang Freer Papers, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Gift of the Estate of Charles Lang Freer
Document Type: ALS
33 Rue de Tournon.
Dear Mr Read,
We are very glad you have the Princess. She has fallen into good hands, & now - Mr Whistler says you must ask £2000 guineas for her, and why dont you try the Potter Palmers, the rich Chicago people, they have already got [p. 2] a Whistler from Goupils - it was one of those in the Exhibition, the owner sold it to them -
Mr Whistler would like it to go to America or come here - There is Groult - the great collector here -
When are you coming - We may be going into the country and would like to see you before we go -
Do send us the marked catalogue -
I am so sorry about [p. 3] the carving - I wonder who bought it? Perhaps he would like a picture instead! -
With our kindest regards to you and Mrs Reade.
The Potter Palmers are staying at Brown's Hotel.
Mr Whistler says - do let Richards do up the Princess and varnish her - he did the portrait of [p. 4] Miss Alexander - very well indeed, it would be quite a different thing - if it got rid of the Leyland grime - I hope you will let me see her - before she goes right away -
Alexander Reid Esq
20 Lloyd Square -
London. W C
[stamp:] POSTE / 25 / RÉPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE
[postmark:] PARIS - 6 / R. DE VAUGIRARD / 8E 30 / MAI / 92
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. W. C. / L M / MY 31 / 92
1. [30 May 1892]
Dated from the postmark.