System Number: 05123
Date: 19 February 
Author: William George Rawlinson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R23
Document Type: ALS
NEW ROAD, CAMPDEN HILL. W.
My dear Whistler
It is very beautiful again - Will you come & see it? Would next Sunday morning find you free? If so [p. 2] my wife hopes you will come & lunch with us at 1 o'clock -
W. G. Rawlinson
William Dyer & Sons, picture restorers.
Probably Nocturne (YMSM 114), or Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Battersea Reach (YMSM 119). Pennell mentions a 'small framed Nocturne' that was one of five paintings purchased from JW by Charles Augustus ('Owl') Howell (1840? - d.1890), entrepreneur [more] on 22 February 1878. See Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, and Joseph Pennell, The Whistler Journal, Philadelphia, 1921, p. 69. It was then sold on to Rawlinson. JW had offered to buy back the picture as its condition had deteriorated. However, in the meantime, Rawlinson sent it to the restorer (see W. G. Rawlinson to JW, #05119).