The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 05753
Date: 12 July 1892
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T98
Document Type: ALS

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116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET, W.


12 July 1892 -

Dear Sir,

We are keeping a look out for Mr Waggamann[2]. But it is difficult in London to know who comes. We ask three times each week at the following Hotels for him, Metropolis, Victoria, Grand, Bristol, Browns, & Langham. Have you any idea [p. 2] where he will go & when he will arrive?

Mr Webb[3] called & we went thoroughly into the matter of the 'Portfolio[4]'.

Joyant[5] has sold the Yacht picture[6] he had at Paris, but he has not mentioned the price yet. We shall know details shortly -

Enclosed is some correspondence we have had with Mr Leathart[7]

Yours faithfully

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].

2.  Mr Waggamann
Thomas Ennals Waggamann (1839-1906), collector [more].

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

4.  Portfolio
Photographs of paintings shown in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. Discussed in Thorp, Nigel, 'Studies in Black and White: Whistler's photographs in Glasgow University Library' in 'James McNeill Whistler: a Reexamination,' ed. Ruth E. Fine, Studies in the History of Art, vol. 19, 1987, pp. 93-94. See also #05752.

5.  Joyant
Maurice Joyant (1864-1930), art dealer, manager of Boussod, Valadon et Cie [more].

6.  Yacht picture
Trouville (YMSM 70).

7.  Mr Leathart
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more]. The letters are #02502, #02503, #13296, and concern Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).