System Number: 05157
Date: 28 November 1893
Author: Alexander Reid
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R56
Document Type: ALS
LA SOCIÉTÉ DES BEAUX-ARTS.
GLASGOW: 227 WEST GEORGE STREET.
PARIS: 6 PLACE D'ANVERS.
28th Nov. 1893.
Dear Mr Whistler.
I received the lithos all right & consider them very beautiful but - here I am going to displease you (& also myself.) I cannot afford just now to buy them or indeed any thing just at present. I shall keep them for a day or two in the hopes of selling them & if I do not shall send them back.
There is quite a panic here just now[.] Every one realising. No one buying. & No one paying for what he has already bought. Boussod Malanden [sic] & Cie have had a show here for the last month but I think will return to the wilds of Regent St not much [p. 2] richer. They had several things of yours. A large Nocturne. & some smaller things & the White girl with reflection in the mirror.
This last I wouldn't mind possessing if it could be got at a price.
The 3 pictures are now in Philadelphia & after all their promises surely one of the pictures will be sold.
I am afraid I shall not be in Paris again this year but if you have anything "important" to show me you might let me know.
With kindest regards to Mrs Whistler, & yourself,
5. 3 pictures
Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181), Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242) and La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50) at 63rd Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1893-1894.
6. Quoi de ... Champs
Fr., What news regarding Rue Notre Dame des Champs? (referring to JW's studio in Paris).