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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05209
Date: [20 February 1888][1]
Author: James Rennell Rodd[2]
Place: [Berlin]
Recipient: JW
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler R109
Document Type: ALS


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Since writing yesterday I have heard from the Secretary[3] that they are sending over a Munich Artist[4] to London to negotiate ab[ou]t the loan of pictures[5] &c, So I have ventured to give him a note of introduction[6] to you - Here are some more papers in case any of the family want them & I [p. 2] can get as many more as are wanted.

Ever

Rennell


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Notes:

1.  [20 February 1888]
Dated from J. R. Rodd to JW, #05208.

2.  James Rennell Rodd
James Rennell Rodd (1858-1941), 1st Baron Rennell, poet and diplomat [more].

3.  Secretary
The Secretary of the Munich Committee was Adolf Paulus (b. 1851), business manager of the Kϋnstlergenossenschaft and instigator of the Munich Secession in 1893 [more].

4.  Munich Artist
Fritz Georg Papperitz (1846-1918), history, genre and portrait painter [more]. See J. R. Rodd to JW, #05210.

5.  pictures
This relates to the 3rd Internationale Kunst-Austellung, Munich, 1888 which opened in July. JW sent a large group of works - thirteen oils, twenty watercolours, seven pastels and thirty etchings. Amongst the oils was Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242). He was awarded a second-class medal by the exhibition committee.

6.  note of introduction
Rodd seems to have sent the letter of introduction with a covering note a few days later (see J. R. Rodd to JW, #05210).