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System Number: 05689
Date: 26 February 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T34
Document Type: ALS


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THE GOUPIL GALLERY
BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO.
116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.
TELEGRAMS, - BOUSSOD, LONDON.

London

26 Feby 1892.

Dear Sir,

Catalogue. List shall be sent very soon

Hon Mrs Wyndham[2]. Shall we send for the picture & when?

St Marks Venice[3]. We shall see frame

Posters. Shall send proof.

News Papers. This is receiving every attention

Private View List. Of course we have a long & good list of our own. But we thought you might have others. We note those you ask, but all are in our book.

[p. 2] None of the works shall be seen -

Date[4]. This if the 19th is four weeks before Easter which is on April 17th[.] We think March 19th about the very best Saturday in the year & we are too anxious to allow any thing to militate against success to [se?] risk even the smallest point.

We are putting our backs into this matter & it will be a grand success. Every one we have asked has consented to lend their pictures, after [p. 3] a little argument in some cases, but still we have got them & that is no small difficulty.

Mr Flower[5] consents to lend his Nocturne[6] & his Japanese Lady[7]. Kindly say if we may accept both. He was very pleasant & willing to help.

More tomorrow

Yours very truly

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C. Thomson

MANAGER.

[p. 4] P. S.[8] Mr Leathart[9] also will lend.


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Notes:

1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. He was organising Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

2.  Hon Mrs Wyndham
Madeline Caroline Frances Eden Wyndham (1835-1920), née Campbell, artist [more].

3.  St Marks Venice
Nocturne: Blue and Gold - St Mark's, Venice (YMSM 213).

4.  Date
'Date' and 'four' are double underlined.

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

6.  Nocturne
Variations in Pink and Grey: Chelsea (YMSM 105).

7.  Japanese Lady
Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen (YMSM 60).

8.  P. S.
Double underlined.

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