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System Number: 05772
Date: 12 April 1893
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T117
Document Type: ALS


[Royal coat of arms]

THE GOUPIL GALLERY
BOUSSOD, VALADON & CO.
116 & 117, NEW BOND STREET. W.
TELEGRAMS, - BOUSSOD, LONDON.

[stamped:] REMOVED TO
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.
AND
10, CHARLES STREET,
ST JAMES'S, S. W.

London

April 12th 1893.

Dear Sir,

After a good deal of negotiation we have sold the "Lange Leizen[2]" to Mr. John G. Johnson[3] of Philadelphia U S A. for £600. He made this offer & said he could not give more & we have at length arranged the matter with the Newcastle owner[4].

[p. 2] We write to ask if you will be kind enough to go to the Consul & make the declaration necessary & we enclose the expenses which we trust will be satisfactory.

Mr Johnson is lending some pictures by other artists to Chicago[5] & if you would like the Lange Leizen to go there we feel sure it can be arranged as we propose to send the picture off at once.

We have now a number of sets of the Album[6] ready for signature & we now propose to publish them as the business [p. 3] affairs are a little better. We have orders for 14 signed & 12 unsigned & we can send you the royalty now due (£10. 10/-[7] being half the amount as arranged) or £21 if you are at liberty to sign these at once. Please pardon this apparent "business" arrangement but having an agreement we are required to adhere to it.

If you should happen to be coming to London it would of course be better if the signatures were made here, but if [p. 4] this is not likely we shall send them over & ask you to do them as soon as you can.

Your kind attention & reply will oblige
Yours very truly

pp [stamped:] BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

D. C. Thomson

MANAGER.

J. McNeill Whistler Eq


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Notes:

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

2.  Lange Leizen
Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47).

3.  Mr. John G. Johnson
John Graver Johnson (1841-1917), lawyer and collector [more].

4.  Newcastle owner
James Leathart (1820-1895), collector [more].

5.  Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition, Department of Fine Arts, Chicago, 1893.

6.  Album
Photographs of oil paintings, mostly of works exhibited in Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.

7.  (£10. 10/- ... adhere to it.
The remainder of this paragraph is marked in both left and right margins with a line, possibly drawn by JW.