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System Number: 05175
Date: 13 and 25 March [1892][1]
Author: Julia Revillon[2]
Place: [St Petersburg]
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris?]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R74
Document Type: ALS


Dear Jimmie

you see I am tempted to sell the "Music Room[3]" considering what a swell you are & what high prices your pictures fetch. I telegraphed Boussod[4] that they might ask 800 guineas for it, but hearing from him that they could not sell for that price, I telegraphed both you & him, to consult on the price & for you to [p. 2] kindly let me know what price you consider I ought to ask. I have no answer from you yet, am afraid that you may have gone back to Paris. I am f very fond of the "Music Room" & shant feel like parting with it unless I get a very good price for it as I am lead [sic] to believe I can & [p. 3] that is why I wish to know from you (knowing as you do the London public) what I can safely ask.

Yours affectly

Julia Revillon

13th 25th March

43. Galernaïa


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Notes:

1.  13 and 25 March [1892]
Year dated by reference to sale (see below). The two dates are those of Julian and Gregorian Calendars.

2.  Julia Revillon
Julia de Kay Revillon (1855-1930), née Whistler, JW's niece [more].

3.  Music Room
Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34) was finally sold in February 1894. See letter from D.C. Thomson to JW, 23 March 1892 (#05706) concerning the price.

4.  Boussod
Etienne Boussod (fl. 1885-1919), Paris art dealer and publisher, of Boussod, Valadon et Cie [more].