System Number: 05008
Date: 1 May 1892
Author: John Charles Potter
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler P648
Document Type: ALS
ApMay . 21 - 1892 -
My dear Whistler
You wrote asking me to send the Symphony in blue & gold & the Chelsea - Wharf, to Munich and that I was willing and glad to do, both for our own sake, & your [p. 2] future renown - but I certainly hesitate to send so far, your more important pictures which we have.
I received a most polite letter from Mr Carl Narr, asking for the White Girl & the Wave - I regretted much to refuse him - but I offered the other two - I am two hundred miles away from London - & very busy [p. 3] consequently all arrangements must be exactly made for me - Mr Narr said his committees agent would call for the pictures but he did not even name the agent, or make any arrangement known to me by which the pictures were to be insured as I, and any person in my position, would desire.
I should really [p. 4] have been glad
to think if the little White Girl & the Wave had been exhibited in Paris - and if a n good opportunity occurs, will gladly lend them for exhibition - But do remember, I live a long way North, and must have a little time to make the necessary arrangements.
If Mr Morris had his way he would lock you & me up; end us or mend us
J Charles Potter
6th Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1892.
5. Mr Carl Narr
Carl Narr, possibly the organiser of a Paris art exhibition.
8. Mr Morris
William Morris (1834-1896), painter, designer, poet and socialist [more]. Potter may have been alluding to a recent incident in which police had raided the offices of The Commonweal, Morris's Socialist League publication. It had published an editorial in support of the Walsall anarchists, then on trial.