System Number: 05116
Date: 16 July 
Author: William George Rawlinson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R16
Document Type: ALS
25, WESTBOURNE SQUARE,
Dear Mr Whistler
I am getting a little uneasy about the Nocturne - It is darkening in patches here & there and by daylight these are very noticeable & interfere [p. 2] with the effect;
Could you kindly call & look at it when you are in our neighborhood?
W. G. Rawlinson
1. 16 July 
Dated from sequence of correspondence (see below).
3. the Nocturne
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 119), which was restored and re-framed as early as 1878, and then, when JW offered to paint a new one for a new price, Rawlinson had it restored by Dyer (see Rawlinson to JW, 19 February 1888, #05123, and JW to Rawlinson, #05121, #05120). Photographs of the painting suggest that it was considerably changed, either through the darkening mentioned by Rawlinson, or by JW's reworking of it.