The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07577
Date: 6 January 1892
Author: Stephen Richards[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: William Cleverley Alexander[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection PWC 1/1/1
Document Type: MsLd[3]

Jan 6th. 1892

Sir -

Mr. Whistler tells me that you wish me to clean and revarnish the portrait of "Miss Alexander[4]" - before it is so that it may be then glazed -

Will it be convenient that I should send for the picture this week, say tomorrow or Friday, so that I should be enabled to begin the cleaning before Mr. Whistler leaves town next week as he is most anxious to superintend the process -

W. C. Alexander Esq
Aubrey House
Aubrey Road. Campden Hill Kensington

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1.  Stephen Richards
Stephen Richards (b. ca 1845), picture restorer [more].

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

3.  MsLd
This letter is in JW's hand and is JW's draft for Richards of the letter Richards had sent to Alexander. See also JW's letter to Richards, #10884.

4.  Miss Alexander
Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander (YMSM 129). The picture was to be lent to Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.