System Number: 08216
Date: 14 February 1892
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 3
Document Type: ALS
21, CHEYNE WALK,
Paris. 33. Rue de Tournon -
Feb. 14. 1892
[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
15 FEB. 92
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.
Dear Sir -
Many thanks for your letter -
Prinsep - Certainly not - There is only one picture of mine that I care for
among in the Leyland collection - and that is the Portrait of Miss Spartali in Japanese dress - . It hangs in the Peacock Room - and is not likely to be taken down - If it ever comes to the hammer - then we will talk about it -
Mrs Leyland - Get her Nocturne so that no time may be lost - for cleaning varnishing & framing. My man Grau to frame & glaze it without referring the matter to Mrs L - Indeed in several cases I shall have frames made on my own account - taking them off afterwards.
Mr Jameson - Has sent Nocturne, and Grau has
it frame in hand - the picture is at Richards -
others - Get them all in -
Grau - framemaker - his address: 570. Fulham Road
Have you any American news? Also what do you think about the Lady Meux? - Dont let it stay too long down stairs - but of this you will be a good judge - It may be doing good - I have heard from her Ladyship - She has not as yet been to town - So perhaps the portrait may as well be left for a while longer -
Please write -
J McN. Whistler -
Mrs Ionides. Senr. (widow of late Ionides - Hastings.) Has fine picture of Old Battersea bridge - Write and borrow -
Frederick Richards Leyland (1832-1892), shipowner, his wife Frances, and their children Frederick Dawson, Fanny, Florence and Elinor.
19. Mrs Ionides
Euterpe Ionides (1816-1892), née Sgouta, wife of A. C. Ionides [more]. She had owned Brown and Silver: Old Battersea Bridge (YMSM 33), but died in February 1892. The picture passed to her son Alexander, who agreed to lend it. 'Mrs Ionides...borrow' is written in the left margin of p. 1, at right angles to main text.