UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05126
Date: 11 January 1892
Author: Alexander Reid[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [London?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R26
Document Type: ALS


ARTHUR LESLIE COLLIE[2],
PUBLISHER OF SCULPTURE.

39B OLD BOND STREET,
LONDON. W.

11th Jan 92

Dear Mr Whistler.

I called this morning to see the portrait at the Goupil gallery[3] but was informed by the manager[4] that it had gone off to Paris.

Regarding the proposed show of pastels[5], we think the best day to fix for the private view would be Sat. 23rd April. Regarding the terms we thought 20%. on the sales we doing the printing advertising for which we should expect to recoup ourselves [p. 2] by the gate money.

Kindly write us confirming this with any comment you may have to make thereon -

Yours faithfully

Alex Reid.


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Notes:

1.  Alexander Reid
Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more].

2.  ARTHUR LESLIE COLLIE
Arthur Leslie Collie (ca 1834-1905), sculptor and 'art decorator' [more]. Collie also seems to have been a solicitor. The reason that Reid was using this address is unclear.

3.  portrait at the Goupil gallery
Possibly Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181), which Reid bought in June. JW was making plans for Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

4.  manager
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

5.  show of pastels
No show of pastels was ever organised.