The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 07967
Date: [June 1892/1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Otto Goldschmidt[2]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 1/38/2
Document Type: ALS

110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

My dear Goldschmidt -

Very nice of you to write -

No - There is really nothing new of further "importance" than the fact that we should be delighted to see you -

I did the other day think of borrowing some of your pictures[3] - to send to the Champs de Mars[4] - But that is too late now - and will do another time -

By the way I am so glad you have that "Nocturne[5]" - You know that its value now, is certainly from 800 to a thousand guineas! - and it will only increase in worth - and you bought it from sympathy and liking when[6] things were not so! -


[butterfly signature]

Sunday afternoon you would find us



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1.  [June 1892/1894]
Dated by reference to picture and Champ de Mars (see below).

2.  Otto Goldschmidt
Otto Goldschmidt (1829-1907), pianist, conductor, composer and impresario [more].

3.  pictures
Nocturne (YMSM 153), Grey and Silver: Mist - Life Boat (YMSM 287), Grey and Green: A River (YMSM 295).

4.  Champs de Mars
JW exhibited in 2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892, and in 1894, but not in 1893.

5.  Nocturne
Nocturne (YMSM 153). It was not exhibited at the Salon.

6.  when
'when ... [signature]' written in left margin; 'Sunday ... us' in right margin; and 'Whistler' in two unknown hands, in left and right margin.