The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07212
Date: 22 February 1893
Author: Edward Guthrie Kennedy[1]
Place: New York
Recipient: JW
Place: [Paris]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: MS Whistler W1200
Document Type: ALS

[scroll:] H. WUNDERLICH & CO.
H W & CO.
868 B'WAY N- Y-

Feb. 22 / 93

Dear Mr. Whistler,

I think I can sell the "Thames at Chelsea[2]" if I can get a line from you as to when it was painted &c.

You are aware that it is not signed, so if you will write a few lines to the effect that you painted it in 1860 or whatever the year may be, no doubt I can dispose of it. The Westminster Bridge[3], I have yet. I would cross the ocean, but the weather is so bad that I must wait for the ocean to be in a calmer mood, not being a very good sailor. George Hitchcock[4] is here, but has done nothing so far, but will later, no doubt. When are the French etchings going to come out? I may be over in [p. 2] April. Will you kindly send me the required line as to the picture by return mail?

I have not heard from Mr. Bancroft[5] since.

With kind remembrances to Mrs. Whistler[6]
I am,
Yours very truly,

E. G. Kennedy.

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1.  Edward Guthrie Kennedy
Edward Guthrie Kennedy (1849-1932), dealer with H. Wunderlich and Co., New York [more].

2.  Thames at Chelsea
Battersea Reach (YMSM 45), which was painted about 1863.

3.  Westminster Bridge
The Last of Old Westminster (YMSM 39).

4.  George Hitchcock
George Hitchcock (1850-1913), painter and illustrator [more].

5.  Mr. Bancroft
John Chandler Bancroft (1822-1907), politician, diplomat and collector [more].

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