System Number: 08292
Date: [7 December 1894]
Recipient: David Croal Thomson
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC D/5
Document Type: ALS
110. Rue du Bac - Paris
Dear Mr. Thomson -
Your letter was capital! Just what I like - A sort of resumé of what is really going on in London -
I got the copies of the Art Journal as I told you - and many thanks to you - But now the Virtue people seem to me to be absolutely of an impertinence in their improper silence.
Kindly see that they send me the cheque for fifteen guineas tomorrow -
It is a pity that you should be personally bothered about this -
You must let me know what you say in your coming conférence!
D. C. Thomson Esq
The Goupil Galleries
5. Regent Street
[stamp:] POSTE / REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE / 25
[postmark:] PARIS 80 / R. DU BAC / 7E | 7 / DEC / 94
[postmark on verso:] LONDON. S.W / F1 A / DE 8 / 94
1. 7 December 1894
Dated by postmark.
'66' written in another hand in red ink at top left, '119' in pencil at bottom right of p. 1., and the same on the envelope.
4. Shannon's sea piece
James Jebusa Shannon (1862-1923), genre and portrait painter [more], owned Blue and Silver: Trouville (YMSM 66); it was sold at some time during 1895 through Goupil's to James Staats Forbes (1823-1904), railway manager and collector [more].
8. the Virtue people
Publishers of The Art Journal; they owed JW money for publishing a lithograph, Nursemaids: 'Les Bonnes du Luxembourg' (C.81), in The Art Journal, vol. 46, no. 120, Dec. 1894; see #03365.