The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05752
Date: 2 July 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T97
Document Type: ALS

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116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.


2 July 1892.

Dear Sir

Enclosed is a statement of your a/c to the end of June & we have sent the £40- 11- 3 to Messrs Drummonds[2] as arranged. The details of the sales of the Catalogues[3] has been sent to you. You will [also][4] observe that in June 18- we c[redi]ted you with [p. 2] £5 for the frame on the picture sold to Mr P. Palmer[5] -

The Etchings have been delivered to Mr Huish[6] who sends his remerciements[7]

We are writing to Mr W. Webb[8] asking an appointment to settle about the Album[9]

No business here of any kind at present all elections[10] & nothing else

Yours vy truly

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C. Thomson


J McNeill Whistler Eq

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

2.  Messrs Drummonds
George James Drummond (1835-1917), banker [more].

3.  Catalogues
For Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

4.  [also]
This word has all but been obliterated by a spillage on the page. Ditto 'c[redi]ted' below.

5.  Mr P. Palmer
Potter Palmer (1826-1902), collector [more], had bought Grey and Silver: Old Battersea Reach (YMSM 46).

6.  Mr Huish
Marcus Bourne Huish (1843 - d.1921), barrister, writer and art dealer, Director of the Fine Art Society [more]. The etchings would have been from Mr Whistler's Etchings of Venice, 1880 (the first 'Venice Set') (K. 183-189, 191-195). (excat 5).

7.  remerciements
Fr., thanks.

8.  Mr W. Webb
William Webb (b. ca 1851), of G. and W. Webb, lawyer [more].

9.  Album
A selection of photographs of paintings from JW's recent exhibition at Goupil's. See also #05753.

10.  elections
William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Liberal MP and Prime Minister [more] succeeded the Marquess of Salisbury (Robert Cecil) as British Prime Minister in 1892.