The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 08264
Date: [25 July 1894][1]
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: David Croal Thomson[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ALS[3]

110. Rue du Bac. Paris.

Dear Mr. Thomson -

Of course there is always a hitch! -

The photograph was sent to you two days before hand - but this wonderful post here refused it - because of its size! - When it came back, we were all out - [p. 2] It was again posted the next day - and you ought to have had it yesterday morning - I certainly hope it is all right now - because with the photograph I sent you four beautiful proofs of two new lithographs.

And now by the way while this Sarasate[4] hangs in the air - it would be nice of you to get me the cheque from the Messrs Virtue[5], and also the one for those late lithographs - which you know are lovely - and send on to me at once! - because at this time of the year & the d - d season the Bank requires encouragement!

With many amiable wishes

[butterfly signature]

Wasn't Potter[6] asking £1000 or more for the Blue Wave? & and how much for Chelsea?

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D. C. Thomson. Esq
Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street -
London -
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 8E 25 / JUIL / 94



1.  [25 July 1894]
Dated from postmark.

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

3.  ALS
'27C' is written in another hand in red ink at top left, and '101' in pencil at bottom right of p.1, and the same on the envelope.

4.  Sarasate
Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (YMSM 315); it was difficult to reproduce.

5.  Messrs Virtue
Publishers of the Art Journal.

6.  Potter
John Charles Potter (1854-1920), wallpaper manufacturer and collector [more]. He had owned Blue and Silver: Blue Wave, Biarritz (YMSM 41) and Grey and Silver: Chelsea Wharf (YMSM 54).