The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06121
Date: 1 August 1895
Author: Thomas Robert Way[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W118
Document Type: ALS[2]


Aug 1 1895

My dear Mr Whistler

It was very kind of you to write us your permit to exhibit the proofs[3] but I wish that the letter had arrived a little earlier, as I had only six frames ready for yours and we were on the point of sending the whole collection away, indeed they were promissed for yesterday morn. The prints of yours which we have sent are the following, 1 Limehouse[4] 2 Nocturne 3 Old Battersea Bridge (the tall drawing made for Piccadilly) 4 the Toilet (drawn for the same) 5 The little nude model reading [p. 2] 6 the Doctor, this we put in the place of "the winged hat[5]" which we had framed. My father[6] had selected this set as shewing the greatest variety from a technical point of view. If there had been time I would have included the others. I have requested that your lithographs be hung together in a group. I trust you will forgive me for not being able to get all you wished sent, but it was impossible. We shall be very delighted when you find time to do some more prints with us and with kindest regards from us both to Mrs Whistler[7] & you

I remain yours very Sincerely

Tom. R. Way

J. McN. Whistler Esqr

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1.  Thomas Robert Way
Thomas Robert Way (1861-1913), printer, lithographer and painter [more]. This is a reply to #03400.

2.  ALS
Published by Spink, Nesta R., The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, gen. eds Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, Chicago, 1998, vol. 2, pp. 133-34, no. 139.

3.  exhibit the proofs
JW contributed six lithographs to the British section of the 5th Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1895.

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

5.  Limehouse
The Little Nude Model, Reading (C.33); The Toilet (C.10); The Tall Bridge (C.12); Limehouse (C.7); The Doctor (C.110); Nocturne (C.8) (exh. cat. nos 1375, 1376, 1377, 1378, 1379, and 1380).

6.  the winged hat
The Winged Hat (C.34).

7.  Mrs Whistler
Beatrix Whistler (1857-1896), née Beatrice Philip, artist [more].