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System Number: 05810
Date: 26 July 1894
Author: David Croal Thomson[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler T155
Document Type: ALS


THE GOUPIL GALLERY
[royal coat of arms]
BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
5, REGENT STREET, S. W.
TELEGRAMS, BOUSSOD, LONDON.

London

July 26th 1894

Dear Mr Whistler

It is decided to have the 'Bébés[2]' for the A. J.[3] & Messrs Virtue[4] will give the order to Way[5] in due course.

The pastels[6] were bought I understand by Wallis[7] of the French Gallery, but I am not quite certain as [p. 2] there were some trade "arrangements" into which we would not enter -

I should like to have the Sarasate[8] & get you the thousand for it if it is possible.

We have arranged with Potter[9] to send the 'Blue Wave[10]' picture to New York & we may also send the upright 'Battersea Reach[11]'. If we do this we should ask you to make the consular declaration.

For your expenses we should send you a [p. 3] draft for 100 francs. Kindly say if this would be agreeable

Yours vy truly

pp

D. C. Thomson

J. McN. Whistler Eq


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Notes:

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

2.  Bébés
Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' (C.81).

3.  A. J.
Art Journal.

4.  Messrs Virtue
Publishers of the Art Journal.

5.  Way
Thomas Way (1837-1915), lithographic printer [more].

6.  pastels
The Japanese Parasol (M.1228) and On the Pier (M.1229).

7.  Wallis
Art dealer in London.

8.  Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315).

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

10.  Blue Wave
Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41).

11.  Battersea Reach
Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54).