The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05730
Date: 23 April 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T75
Document Type: ALS

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116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.


23 April 1892.

Dear Sir,

Lithographs. They have not yet come but doubtless they are on the way.

Chapman[2]. As our people wrote to you Mr Chapman is in Paris (Hotel Lafond 13 Rue de la Tremoille) & if he agrees to let the pictures go to the Champs de Mars all is well. The pictures are now as advised at our flat at 9 Rue Chaptal.

[p. 2] Potter[3]. He was here during the Easter holidays & is reported pleasant & he said he would write to you. Since then he writes to say he is in communication with you.

Mrs Peter Taylor[4]. This picture also is in Paris & looks very well. The present owner[5] wants to use his old frame again & asks us to put it in hand for him (at his expense) if you will decide who is to do the colouring or decorating on the frame. Will you please say who should do it?

Catalogues. We send you the only copy [p. 3] of the Fifth Edition which Way[6] gives to us. We shall try to obtain some others.

Album. Being done & proofs now being printed & mounted for your inspection

Yours faithfully

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D C Thomson


J. McN. Whistler Eq

P. S.
I hope to be in Paris about the middle of May.

D. C. T.

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1.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

2.  Chapman
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more].

3.  Potter
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more].

4.  Mrs Peter Taylor
Mrs Peter Taylor, wife of the collector [more].

5.  owner
William Taylor Malleson (b. ca 1830), wine merchant and collector [more], who had bought Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean (YMSM 72).

6.  Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more]. He printed five editions of the catalogue for Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.