The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05739
Date: 20 May 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T84
Document Type: ALS

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116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.


20 May 1892.

Dear Sir,

Leyland[2], 'The Princesse[3]' is indeed beautiful & we shall see that it goes for a good price. Very possibly we shall buy it ourselves. The sale is attracting a good deal of attention, but there are so many at present that prices are not very good. What do you think the Princesse worth?

Album. Cousins[4] 81 Southampton Row was the maker of the Folio & his price for [p. 2] a Folio to contain 20 photos is 10/- each - & to contain 40. they would be £–.12/6 each. For 200 with 20 photos the price is no less than £100. If [sic] a few days we shall write definitely to put the matter in proper form[.] We wait the second set of photos to decide

Nocturne Cremorne[5]. We have sent this to Richards[6], & it will be sent to you with the others he has as directed.

Frames & Cleaning. L. Huth[7] is the only one who has definitely refused to pay & we have been compelled to cancel his account. Potter[8] has paid for his cleaning, but does not see his way to pay for the Frames. For the [p. 3] others the enclosed notes will give you the latest details[9].

We have paid Richards & Grau[10] up to date also.

Yours vy truly

pp [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]. This was a reply to #08203.

2.  Leyland
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), ship-owner and art collector [more].

3.  The Princesse
La Princesse du pays de la porcelaine (YMSM 50), to be sold at auction, London, Christie, 28 May 1892 (39) bought by Alexander Reid (1854-1936), Glasgow dealer [more], for 420 gns.

4.  Cousins
Samuel Cousins, bookbinder and account book manufacturer.

5.  Nocturne Cremorne
Possibly Cremorne, No. 1 (YMSM 163), Nocturne: Cremorne Gardens, No. 3 (YMSM 165), or Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Gardens (YMSM 166).

6.  Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

7.  L. Huth
Louis Huth (1821-1905), collector [more].

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

9.  details
See also #05740.

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