System Number: 08202
Date: 1 May 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS
[Date stamp:] GOUPIL AND COMPANY
2 MAY 92
SUCCESSORS BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
33. Rue de Tournon. Paris
Dear Sir -
There has been some terrible misunderstanding - Mr Chapman certainly told me here more than a week ago that he had no objection to his pictures going either to Paris or to Munich -
Therefore And I really believed that the two I required for the Champs de Mars, were already here - I only knew yesterday afternoon of their absence - If you have had other orders from Mr. Chapman it is most detestable and inexcusable on his part - for I had already completely compl committed myself to the authorities here - and the titles of the pictures are in the Catalogue! - Now if you can send them still by simply paying the insurance, you had better get them off tomorrow morning by grande vitesse - If however Mr Chapman has bound the house in some other impossible way, then you pack up my own "Nocturne Black & Gold the Fire Wheel" and get it off in the morning - Could it not cross by the Club Train? - In any case wire what you do the first thing -
Whatever it is let there not be a moment lost - and whatever you send had better go direct to 19. Boulevard Montmartre, so that Monsieur Joyant will see to its immediate transfer to the Champs de Mars -
Very faithfully Yours
J. McN. Whistler.
Sunday - 1. May.
'27B' was written at the top of p.1 in another hand.
7. Champs de Mars
2nd Exhibition, Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1892.