System Number: 08213
Date: 28 February 
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS
[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
29 FEB. 92
SUCCESSORS BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
33. Rue de Tournon -
Feb. 28 -
Cards - - No it will never do to offend Way - You must go back to him - Also he will have to print the catalogue - even if it be only a slight list -
Promised paintings - Get them all in - They ought all to go to Richards - cleaned - & varnished -
Indeed what you have already should be seen by him - at once - He will have none too much time -
Mrs. Percy Wyndham's Nocturne - Richards must have it at once - I was [p. 2] writing to him telling him to call at 44. Belgrave Square - but you had perhaps better send - it will be quicker - I enclose line to Housekeeper - and have since written saying that Richards will take it away - There has been an accident - a hole in the canvas - Richards must repair it -
Mr. Ionides - You ought to have Nocturne Valparaiso - Sea and Rain and yet another small painting of some oyster smacks or fishing boats going out in the evening - Also beg him to procure for you the Old Battersea bridge - belonging to his late father at Hastings -
Cyril Flower - The Gold Screen - the other is not a Nocturne!! but a little picture of Chelsea - with an almond tree in the foreground - Take it - and when I come I will settle about it -
Chapman - Beg him to hurry - He ought to give you - :- 1. Nocturne Grey & Gold - snow piece, 2. Nocturne Bognor - 3. Nocturne Southampton Water - 4. Sea Piece -
Leathardt. Get his picture at once for Richards -
Cards - I enclose rough sketch on back of Breakfast invitation - Only the whole thing ought to begin lower down -
"The presence of" should begin about where the Mr. Whistler is on the other side - All smallest printing, excepting Private View and Mr. Whistler -
Hanging, etc - Will try to be with you by the Wednesday or Thursday before - This not to be spoken of -
Write - continually meanwhile -
J McN. Whistler.
1. 28 February 
Year dated from references toJW's forthcoming exhibition, Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, Goupil Gallery, London, 1892.
12. Cyril Flower
Cyril Flower (1843-1907), barrister, Liberal MP, 1st Baron Battersea [more], owned Caprice in Purple and Gold: The Golden Screen (YMSM 60) and Variations in Pink and Grey: Chelsea (YMSM 105).
Alfred Chapman (1839-1917), engineer and collector [more], owned Nocturne: Blue and Silver - Bognor (YMSM 100), Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Southampton Water (YMSM 117), Blue and Gold: Channel (YMSM 159), Nocturne: Battersea Reach (YMSM 160) and Nocturne: Grey and Gold - Chelsea Snow (YMSM 174).
The sketch is no longer with the letter.