The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 03476
Date: 7 May 1888
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: Committee of the Internationale Kunst-Ausstellung
Place: [Munich]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/2-3/1
Document Type: ALd

R. S. B. A.

May 7. '88 -[1]

Dear Sir -

Pray convey my compliments & my apologies to the Gentlemen of the Committee[2] - I have been so overwhelmed with the work of the Society of late that I have I find, neglected to send my letter as I to you with the various details you require - wished

However I telegraphed to you, at the time the number of in once in metres required square the wall space you required -

Enclosed now you will find all further matters for catalogue, measurement etc. - and it remains only for me to thank again the Gentlemen of the Committee & yourself for the kind & flattering interest you have shown to me in my taking part in my place among my Countrymen -

I trust that I may be enabled to thank you in person soon, for I certainly mean [p. 2] to be come to Münich[3] in June -

Pray And I have the honour to be

[illegible signature]

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1.  May 7. '88 -
'R. S. B. A. / May 7. '88 -' is a later insertion in blue ink.

2.  Gentlemen of the Committee
Of the 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888 which opened in July. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. The collector Alfred Chapman had agreed to lend Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174) to the exhibition (cat. no. 57). The other oils included Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) and Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129). See lists of works, #00402, #04203 and JW's form of declaration, #04204.

3.  Münich
JW never made the trip.