System Number: 03235
Date: [1/2 November 1892]
Recipient: Alexander Reid
Repository: Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Call Number: FGA Whistler 207
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
Hotel du Bon Lafontaine -
Rue de Grenelle. 16. Paris
Dear Mr. Reid -
I am very glad to hear from you - We did not know what had become of you - for we wrote and telegraphed to your hotel without avail - However that is all right - and now let me give you, before going further, the address that we had given you, and that you seem to have forgotten -
The man of the curtains is Mr. Taylor, and [p. 2] his address is 167.
Portl Great Portland Street London -
I have written to Münich, and have been answered - I am told that the pictures are packed or being packed and are to be sent according to my directions - The Furred Jacket will consequently go to you, West George St. Glasgow insured -
Now I have also a letter from Kennedy New York, who says that if that picture be sent to him, he thinks he has a buyer for [p. 3] it - Wherefore you had better put yourself in communication with him and make your price, and also the condition that it shall be exhibited at Chicago - This I think all Americans seem quite willing to accede to -
Mr. Kennedy's address in 868. Broadway New York -
The address of the U. S. Commissioner for the Chicago Exposition, is Capt. Robert McCormick - 72. Victoria Street. London. S. W. - You might perhaps [write] and say that you are ready to send these pictures by Whistler for his Exhibition as already arranged between Mr. Ives, the Chief, [p. 4] and Mr. Whistler himself,
[line, illegible] and ask what are the necessary steps to be taken -
Write me a line and tell us any news - Dont you want any proofs of the Mallarmé lithograph portrait?
With kindest regards from us all
J McN Whistler.
Alexander Reid. Esq.
"La Société des Beaux Arts"
West George Street -
[postmark on verso:] GLASGOW 159 / 17 6 / NO 2 / 92
1. 1/2 November 1892
Dated from postmark.
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), Symbolist writer and poet [more]. JW had drawn a portrait of him, Stéphane Mallarmé (C.60), for publication as frontispiece to Mallarmé, Stéphane, Vers et Prose; Morceaux Choisis ... [par] Stéphane Mallarmé, Paris, 1893.