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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08249
Date: [16 October 1893][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Whistler-Pennell Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]


110. Rue du Bac. Paris -

Dear Mr Thomson.

As to the extra proof, you can put it aside to be sent elsewhere when I tell you -

Was it not right - to send the lithographs by post? - How else did you expect them?

If there is an easier way do let me know as I might do better next time -

I shall tell your people here to send you over the Marine[4]: -

"Blue & Violet, - Among the Rollers" -

[p. 2] I want two hundred guineas for it - you know - but as we said trust entirely to your discretion & wisdom in the matter of final arrangement -

Write and tell me if you have now a purchaser -

Very faithfully

J Mc N Whistler -

[date stamp:] GOUPIL & COMPANY
17 OCT. 93
SUCCESSORS / BOUSSOD VALADON & CO.

'Camille Manclair[5]
5 - Bd - Arajo'


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Notes:

1.  [16 October 1893]
Dated one day earlier than the date on the receipt stamp.

2.  David Croal Thomson
David Croal Thomson (1855-1930), art dealer [more].

3.  ALS
'55B' is written in an unknown hand in red ink at top left, '77' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1. 'Was it not ... better next' is written in pencil.

4.  Marine
Violet and Blue: Among the Rollers (YMSM 413). It was not sold until 1894 (see JW to E. G. Kennedy, [22 July 1894], #09718).

5.  Camille Manclair
'Camille Manclair 5 - Bd - Arajo' was written in an unknown hand at the top of p. 2, and crossed out in ink.