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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 06795
Date: [4/11 January 1892][1]
Author: JW
Place: [London]
Recipient: [David Croal Thomson][2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W784
Document Type: AD


[left column:]
Big pictures[3] -
The Mother -
Carlyle -
Lady Archie -
Miss Alexander -
Miss Rosa Corder -
Maud - fur jacket -
Maud - green scarf -
Lady Colin -
Lady Meux -
Sarasate -
Milly. Finch - Red -
Mrs. Godwin -
Millie Finch - Violet -
Blue. Girl -
Millie Finch Black -
Little Maud Hamerton -
Parasol -
 
11
17
 
40 pastels - Venice[4] -
100 - small pictures -
[two sketches of paintings[5]]

[right column:] 
Smaller Pictures[6] -
Little White Girl -
Wapping -
Music Room -
Portrait Whistler -
Brittany girl -
Westminster Bridge -
Courbet - on sea shore -
Balcony -
Battersea - sunset -
Old Battersea bridge ,
Battersea Reach -
Valparaiso - Twilight -
Valparaiso - grey rain -
Sea & Rain -
Fishing boats -
Constantine Lucas Ionides -
Nocturne - Grey & gold Snow -
  " "   Blue & gold. Southampton -
  " "   Blue & silver - Cremorne. Potter[7] -
Blue Wave. Potter -
Chelsea Barges. Potter -
- Chelsea Winter - Mme. Venturi[8] -
Nocturne - Blue & Silver - Mrs Leyland[9] -
Nocturne - Grey & Gold. Mr. Wyndham[10] -
Nocturne - Blue & Silver. Mr. Alexander[11] -
Nocturne - Blue & Silver. Graham[12] -
Nocturne Blue & Silver. Old Hill - Valparaiso
Nocturne - Cremorne - Rocket -
Nocturne " " Fire Wheel -
Nocturne " " Dancing - MClaren[13]
Studio - Doctor -
Portrait little Manuel -
- Lange Lize[n] -
- Symphony in White No. 3 -

[in the lower right corner:]
- Harmony in purple & gold
- Pink & Chelsea
Green & Pink - McLaren

[at the top right of column two, four sketches of paintings[14]]


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Notes:

1.  [4/11 January 1892]
Although originally asssumed to date from about 1886, this rough list (written in pencil) appears to relate to JW's plans for an exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892. Another such list is dated [4 January 1892], #08214.

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

3.  Big pictures
Of the large pictures listed, those shown were Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137), Arrangement in Black: La Dame au brodequin jaune - Portrait of Lady Archibald Campbell (YMSM 242), Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129), Arrangement in Brown and Black: Portrait of Miss Rosa Corder (YMSM 203), Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket (YMSM 181), Harmony in Pink and Grey: Portrait of Lady Meux (YMSM 229). A photograph of Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (YMSM 101) was shown. The other paintings listed, but not exhibited, were possibly Arrangement in Blue and Green (YMSM 193), Harmony in White and Ivory: Portrait of Lady Colin Campbell (YMSM 354), Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315), Harmony in Coral and Blue: Miss Finch (YMSM 237), Harmony in Red: Lamplight (YMSM 253), Harmony in Blue and Violet: Miss Finch (YMSM 239), possibly Harmony in Yellow and Gold: The Gold Girl - Connie Gilchrist (YMSM 190) or The Blue Girl: Portrait of Connie Gilchrist (YMSM 207), Little Maud Hamerton (YMSM 347) and Harmony in Blue and Gold (YMSM 197). 'Millie Finch Black' has not been identified, the other known large portrait being Harmony in Fawn Colour and Purple: Portrait of Miss Milly Finch (YMSM 238).

4.  Venice
JW's pastels of Venice, drawn 1879-1880, such as Sunset; red and gold - Salute (M.810). These were not included in numbers in any shows except Venice Pastels, The Fine Art Society, London, 1881.

5.  sketches of paintings
Left to right: Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54) and Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47); see Six paintings (M.1328).

6.  Smaller Pictures
This column was written on the right. The pictures exhibited were Symphony in White, No. 2: The Little White Girl (YMSM 52), Harmony in Green and Rose: The Music Room (YMSM 34), Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter (YMSM 122), Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56), Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33), Grey and Silver: Old Battersea Reach (YMSM 46), Crepuscule in Flesh Colour and Green: Valparaiso (YMSM 73), Symphony in Grey and Green: The Ocean (YMSM 72), Green and Grey: The Oyster Smacks, Evening (YMSM 99), Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174), Nocturne in Black and Gold: Entrance to Southampton Water (YMSM 179), Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Cremorne Lights (YMSM 115), Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41), Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54), Chelsea in Ice (YMSM 53), Nocturne in Blue and Silver (YMSM 113), Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Westminster Bridge (YMSM 145), Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Chelsea (YMSM 103), Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129), Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Valparaiso Bay (YMSM 76), Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket (YMSM 170), Nocturne: Black and Gold - The Fire Wheel (YMSM 169), Purple and Rose: The Lange Leizen of the Six Marks (YMSM 47), Symphony in White, No. 3 (YMSM 61), Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen (YMSM 60), Variations in Pink and Grey: Chelsea (YMSM 105). Those not shown were Wapping (YMSM 35), The Coast of Brittany (YMSM 37), The Last of Old Westminster (YMSM 39), Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 64), Battersea Reach (YMSM 45), Sea and Rain (YMSM 65), Portrait of Luke A. Ionides (YMSM 32), Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Gardens (YMSM 166), Whistler in his Studio (YMSM 63), Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of Master Stephen Manuel (YMSM 321), Variations in Violet and Green (YMSM 104).

7.  Potter
John Gerald Potter (1829-1908), wallpaper manufacturer and patron [more].

8.  Mme. Venturi
Emilie Venturi (d. 1893), née Ashurst, wife (1) of Sydney Hawkes, and (2) Carlo Venturi [more].

9.  Mrs Leyland
Frances Leyland (1836-1910), née Dawson [more].

10.  Mr. Wyndham
Percy Wyndham (1835-1911), collector [more].

11.  Mr. Alexander
William Cleverly Alexander (1840-1916), banker and patron [more].

12.  Graham
William Graham (1817-1885), MP and collector [more].

13.  MClaren
Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren (1850-1934), first Baron Aberconway, lawyer, MP and collector [more].

14.  sketches of paintings
Six paintings (M.1328). These are drawn at the top right of column 2, and from top to bottom show: Arrangement in Grey: Portrait of the Painter (YMSM 122), an unidentified head of a woman, Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41) and Variations in Flesh Colour and Green: The Balcony (YMSM 56).