System Number: 06247
Date: [22 May 1898]
Author: JW and Rosalind Birnie Philip
Recipient: William Webb
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W242
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac.
Dear Mr. Webb -
Your letters have been forwarded to me here - for I only stayed in London the Monday of the opening - and returned on tuesday or you would have seen me - As it was I made sure of your being at the "Private View" and had [p. 2] your cards sent, I hoped in time, but every thing was so hurried! -
I am very much pleased to have that little comparison of prices! - & you are quite right, these things should go in a book - & shall -
When you go to this Exhibition you will see, a propos of this question, two pictures of mine, "The Piano Picture", for which 30 gs. was paid, & "The Thames in Ice", for which I was given £10 - For these two pictures Mr. Cowan of Edinburgh, the other day, gave £1600.
Reid. Now I wish indeed you would get into this matter at once! - I telegraphed to him "Please answer" several days ago - & he has taken no notice -
You might say that we find his silence
after strange etc . . . and most difficult to understand in the face of the signed agreement we hold to divide the
So thus he may comment himself -
'Mr. Whistler has just been called away & has asked me to enclose Mr. Cowan's letter of which he wishes you to keep a copy & return the original; also to tell you that Mr. Reid's address is "La Société des Beaux Arts" 124 St Vincent's Street Glasgow: and that of Mr. Burrell 54 George Square Glasgow.'
With kindest regards.
Written on deep bordered mourning paper. All underlinings are in pencil and of another hand, probably that of Webb.
5. Private View
Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1898, opened on Monday 16 May.
7. The Thames in Ice
The Thames in Ice (YMSM 36). Both At the Piano and this picture were exhibited at the Exhibition of International Art, International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, London, 1898.