The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 04201
Date: 17 April 1888
Author: Robert Koehler[1]
Place: Munich
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler M471
Document Type: ALS


April 17th 1888

Mr. J. McNeil [sic] Whistler;

Dear Sir:

Allow me to thank you hea[r]tily for your very kind and welcome letter[2] of the 11th inst. I am extremely sorry to be obliged once more to trouble you, since I had forgotten to ask a rather important question in my last letter; that is: how much wall space (in square meters) will your collection of works occupy? Since we are compelled in a few days to decide definitely on our choice of rooms, and we are anxious to comply with your request regarding the disposition of your works, you will readily understand the importance of exact [p. 2] and early information on this point, in anticipation of which I remain

Your very obedient servant

Robert Koehler

27 Gabelsberger St.

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1.  Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler (1850-1917), painter and etcher [more].This letter relates to the 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888 which opened in July 1888. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. The 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). He also sent Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101), which was awarded a second-class gold medal.

2.  welcome letter
See JW to R. Koehler, #09178.