System Number: 03515
Date: 13 December 1888
Recipient: Robert Walker
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler LB 7/49-50
Document Type: MsLd
Dec. 13. 88
The Tower House
Dear Sir, -
Pray present my compliments to the Gentlemen of the Council of the Glasgow Institute. I should be very pleased to send the portrait of my mother to their Exhibition as they are good enough to
wish request, if the following conditions can be fulfilled:- complied with:-
1st. That I have your promise that the picture shall be returned without fail in time for me to send it to the Paris International Exhibition, I cannot say
exactly what may be the exact date for such sending, but you must undertake to return me the picture immediately upon receiving from me a letter or telegram requiring it, even should your Exhibition not be closed.
2nd. That you undertake its careful packing and sending from my house to
the your Exhibition and its return in the same condition.
3rd. That you have it insured for one thousand
pounds guineas against all righ risks from the time it leaves [p. 2] my house, until its return.
What you say about the interest caused by the Exhibition of "Carlyle" is very gratifying, but "the good fruit"
that it will bears has borne, is I fancy, not yet ready for eating.
I should be much obliged to you,
personally, personally, if you would kindly, send me any fur other letters upon the subject that may have been printed and kindly give me some account of what took really did take place.
With many thanks & apologies for the trouble I am giving you
Very faithfully yours
J. McNeill Whistler
Robert Walker Esq
Act - Secretary
Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts
175 Sauchiehall St.
28th Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, 1889.
5. Paris International Exhibition
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889.
7. letter in a paper