The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05686
Date: 23 February 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T31
Document Type: ALS

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116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.


23 Feby. 1892.

Dear Sir,

Mr Alexander[2] gives his consent for the Nocturne[3] & the Miss Alexander[4]. I called & saw Mrs Alexander[5].

I also saw Mr Graham Robertson[6] & he consents to lend Miss Corder[7] & the Valparaiso[8]

Cards in hand will send you sketch.

[p. 2] Mr Louis Huth[9] has called & after a little demur consented to lend his 'No. 3.'

Mr C. Flower[10] - written to -

Mr Leathart[11] - written to -

Mr Ionides[12] promises to call -

Mdme Venturi[13] - written to

Shannon[14] - gone to America but we hope to get his picture. (His Mother very ill & he was wired for)

Grau[15]. Seen him & stirred him up.

Everything generally in good order -

Kindly say which is the picture the P. M. G.[16] got into trouble about. Very busy -

Yours faithfully

[stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C Thomson

J McN. Whistler Eq

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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising JW's retrospective exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. This is a reply to JW's letter of 21 February (#08212).

2.  Mr Alexander
William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), banker and patron [more].

3.  Nocturne
Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea (YMSM 103).

4.  Miss Alexander
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129).

5.  Mrs Alexander
Rachel Agnes Alexander (b. ca 1837, m. 1861), née Lucas, wife of W. C. Alexander [more].

6.  Mr Graham Robertson
Walford Graham Robertson (1867-1948), painter, designer and collector [more].

7.  Miss Corder
Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203).

8.  Valparaiso
Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73).

9.  Louis Huth
Louis Huth (1821-1905), collector [more], owned Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52).

10.  Mr C. Flower
Cyril Flower (1843-1907), barrister, Liberal MP, 1st Baron Battersea [more].

11.  Mr Leathart
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more].

12.  Mr Ionides
Alexander ('Aleco') Ionides (1840-1898), businessman [more].

13.  Mdme Venturi
Emilie Venturi (d. 1893), née Ashurst, wife (1) of Sydney Hawkes, and (2) Carlo Venturi [more].

14.  Shannon
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more], owned Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66).

15.  Grau
Frederick H. Grau (d. 1894/1895), picture framer [more].

16.  P. M. G.
Pall Mall Gazette, a London society newspaper.