System Number: 05717
Date: 7 April 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T62
Document Type: ALS
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THE GOUPIL GALLERY
BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO.
116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.
TELEGRAMS, - BOUSSOD, LONDON.
7 April 1892.
Pictures. Will you kindly let us know by Monday morning at the very latest what you wish us to do with the pictures. If you will kindly take the extra Catalogue[s] we send to day (there are 3 in all) & mark definitely against each any instructions you may have. We propose to commence returning them at once unless you wish otherwise. [p. 2] We cannot keep them above a day or two for Easter is at hand & the insurances will soon run out. Please therefore let us have this & much oblige.
Photographs. We should like to decide about the 'Whistler Album' as soon as you can. We have put up a notice in the Gallery about the contemplated publication & people are asking questions, prices &c.
We have now received permissions for all except the following, Mdm Reveillon, Albert Moore, Glasgow Corporation, Orchar, Leathart, Gallimard & Potter. As there are reasons of absence connected with [p. 3] Reveillon, Moore, Gallimard, Orchar & Glasgow we are making photographs of those as we know they will come in a day or two - This leaves only Leathart & Potter (not so bad after all?) & we have learned Potter has gone North so his consent may come tomorrow too - Leathart we are writing to very specially & as we shall look on this as quite a small triumph for our way of doing business you may be sure we shall try hard for this too! - Graves will ask a royalty on both the R. Corder & Carlyle but this does not mean much [p. 4] & we can arrange it satisfactorily. Please note however that we have said to each proprietor that if the consent were given a copy of the complete publication would be sent in due course[.] This is usual.
Paris Exhibition. We have rather upset our Paris people by hinting at the idea to have your exhibition at Rue de Seze. They think that they shd have it themselves. You might go & see Joyant once more & try to settle for Rue Chaptal or abandon the idea altogether. Had we only been able to sell some here our Paris friends would have looked on it differently -
We had 40 last night & about 350 to day.
Yours vy truly
pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO.
D. C. Thomson
J McN. Whistler Eq
1. David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more]. Thomson had organised JW's retrospective exhibition Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892
2. very latest
3. Whistler Album
A selection of paintings from the exhibition was eventually photographed for an album, Whistler, James McNeill, The Whistler Album: Nocturnes, Marines, Chevalet Pieces, London, 1893.
Henry Graves and Co.